This study aimed to evaluate the performance and meat quality of broilers fed different levels of alpha-tocopherol. A total of 240 one-day-old Cobb 500Â® male broiler chicks were reared until day 7 of life, as recommended by the commercial line, and were fed at only 50% of the alpha-tocopherol requirement. At day 8, the chicks were weighed, homogenized, and allotted in a completely randomized design with four treatments (50, 100, 150, and 200% alpha-tocopherol requirement) and six replicates of ten chickens per experimental unit. Several variables were evaluated: weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion, carcass yield and prime cuts (drumstick, thigh, and breast), edible viscera (heart, liver, gizzard), immune organs (cloacal bursa and spleen), intestine weight and length, abdominal fat, breast meat color (lightness, redness, and yellowness), pH, cooking loss, and shear force of the breast meat. Dietary alpha-tocopherol levels did not influence broiler performance, carcass yield, and prime...
Performance and meat quality of broilers fed different levels of alpha-tocopherol.
Department of Animal Science, Federal University of Tocantins, UFT, Araguaina, TO, Brazil. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bezerra, L. de S., Vaz, R. G. M. V., Silva, M. C. da, Rodrigues, K. F., Albino, L. F. T., Costa, H. de A., Barbosa, A. F. C., Ribeiro, M. da C., Monteiro, J. K. F., Oliveira, M. F. de; Performance and meat quality of broilers fed different levels of alpha-tocopherol.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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