Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture
Vol 40, No 4 (2015): December

EFFECT OF POST-HATCH FEED DEPRIVATION ON FATTY ACID COMPOSITION OF BROILER MEAT

Sugiharto, S. (Unknown)
Isroli, I. (Unknown)
Yudiarti, T. (Unknown)
Widiastuti, E. (Unknown)
Kusumanti, E. (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
01 Dec 2015

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of feed deprivation over the first 48 h post-hatch on the composition of fatty acids in broiler meat. Sixty 1-d-old Ross chicks were divided to two experimental groups, i.e., birds provided access to feed and water ad libitumimmediately post-hatch until d 35 and birds deprived from feed but not from water over the first 48 h post-hatch. Blood for cholesterol analysis was collected on d 34. The same birds were sacrificed on d 36, and immediately breast meat, abdominal fat, heart and liver were collected and weighed.Feed deprivation over the first 48 h post-hatch retarded (P<0.05) growth performance of chickens, but had no impact (P>0.05) on the abdominal fat, fatty acid profile of meat, total serum cholesterol level as well as the weight of heart and liver of broiler. In conclusion, early post-hatch feeding is a beneficial means to enhance the final body weight of broilers without affecting the meat quality.

Copyrights © 2015






Journal Info

Abbrev

JITAA

Publisher

Subject

Agriculture, Biological Sciences & Forestry Earth & Planetary Sciences

Description

Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture (JITAA) is a double blind peer-reviewed publication devoted to disseminate all information contributing to the understanding and development of animal agriculture in the tropics by publication of original research ...