Transcriptome Characterization of Short Distance Transport Stress in Beef Cattle Blood

We have found that a stress-related marker “white blood cell count ” increased significantly after transportation

Haidong Zhao; Xiaoqin Tang; Mingli Wu; Qi Li; Xiaohua Yi; Shirong Liu; Junyi Jiang; Shuhui Wang; Xiuzhu Sun


Scholarcy highlights

  • Cut meat has become a major product in the meat market worldwide
  • The white blood cell count, MON#, Gran#, Gran%, MCHC, platelet number and PCT% were higher after transportation compare to before transportation
  • The TG, CHO, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and MDA contents were lower after transportation compare before transportation, whereas GLU and Superoxide dismutase levels did not differ significantly between the two stages
  • Beef cattle transportation is an inseparable part of the modern beef cattle industry, and since 2 decades, both transnational and cross-regional transportation were increased significantly
  • It has been estimated that the death rate due to beef cattle transportation is in the range of 1–14%
  • The blood RNA sequencing analysis and weighted correlation network analysis indicated that the changing of B cell differentiation, proliferation, survival, and apoptosis were the potential threats in short distance transportation stress

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