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Author Navarro, Miv ♦ Aguilar, Ym ♦ Hurtado, Cab ♦ Yero, Om ♦ López, Jac ♦ Mejía, Lbg
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Publisher Fundação APINCO de Ciência e Tecnologia Avícolas
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2013-09-05
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) SF1-1100 ♦ SF600-1100 ♦ QL1-991
Subject Keyword Agriculture ♦ Lipids ♦ Science ♦ Feeding ♦ Animal culture ♦ Broilers ♦ Squash seed meal ♦ Veterinary medicine ♦ Zoology
Abstract In this experiment, 240 Cobb-500® broilers reared from1 to 49 days, and distributed according to a completely experimental randomized design with four treatments of four replicates each in order to evaluate the effect of the dietary inclusion of 0, 33, 66 or 100 g/kg of squash seed meal (SSM) (Cucurbita moschata) on the performance, carcass yield, serum lipid profile and sensory meat quality of broilers. Significant differences (p<0.05) were detected in performance, carcass weight, weight and breast yield, and leg weight. The best results were obtained with 33 and 66 g/kg as compared to the control diet and 100 g SSM /kg. Abdominal fat decreased with the inclusion of 66 and 100 g SSM / kg, but the sensory quality of breast and thighs was not affected by the inclusion of SSM. The serum levels of total cholesterol, very low density (VLDL) and low density (LDL) lipoproteins, triglycerides, glucose and atherogenic index decreased with the inclusion of 100 g/kg of SSM, except for high density lipoproteins (HDL), which increased. The inclusion of 0, 33, 66 and 100 g/kg of SSM in broiler diets, partially replacing soybean meal and vegetable oil, improved live performance and edible portions yield. In addition, abdominal fat and serum levels of harmful lipids were reduced, whereas serum levels of beneficial lipids increased. There was no effect on meat sensory quality.
ISSN 1516635X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-12-01
e-ISSN 1516635X
Journal Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 4
Page Count 8
Starting Page 219
Ending Page 226


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