X-ray computer aided tomography (CAT) is shown to be a unique method of obtaining data pertaining to body composition in live animals. Comprehensive data were obtained from CAT images, dissection and chemical analysis of 5 sheep. Tissue (fat, lean and bone) volumes are accurately determined. Reference cross-sections are shown to be useful predictors of whole body composition.

M, Merrall, and SC MacDiarmid

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 47, , 53-56, 1987
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