Extension Number

ASL R1334

Topic

Body Composition Evaluation

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

A study was performed to determine the feasability of using a measurement of ribeye depth (RED) from a longitudinal ultrasound image to estimate ribeye area (REA). The correlation between RED obtained with ultrasound and REA from a tracing was high for both implanted (r = .49) and non-implanted (r = .45) steers. The mean bias between predicted REA and actual REA was not different from zero. This analysis shows that RED could be an accurate indicator of REA.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

PDF

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