A trial was conducted in order to increase the docosahexaenoic acid ( DHA) content in the meat of Muscovy ducks ( Cairina moschata domestica L.) fed on a diet supplemented with the microalga Crypthecodinium cohnii. 2. Two diets were provided to 48 male and 48 female ducks, belonging to an Italian rural strain during the last 3 weeks of life: a maize - soybean based diet as the control diet and the same diet supplemented with 5 g/ kg microalga meal. 3. Dietary treatment did not induce differences in growth performances and slaughter traits. Similarly, chemical composition, colour, pH, oxidative stability and sensory characteristics of breast muscle were not influenced by the diet. 4. A significant increase of DHA content in breast meat of ducks fed on the Crypthecodinium cohnii enriched diet was observed.

Breast meat traits of Muscovy ducks fed on a microalga (Crypthecodinium cohnii) meal supplemented diet

MARZONI FECIA DI COSSATO, MARGHERITA;ROMBOLI, ISABELLA
2007

Abstract

A trial was conducted in order to increase the docosahexaenoic acid ( DHA) content in the meat of Muscovy ducks ( Cairina moschata domestica L.) fed on a diet supplemented with the microalga Crypthecodinium cohnii. 2. Two diets were provided to 48 male and 48 female ducks, belonging to an Italian rural strain during the last 3 weeks of life: a maize - soybean based diet as the control diet and the same diet supplemented with 5 g/ kg microalga meal. 3. Dietary treatment did not induce differences in growth performances and slaughter traits. Similarly, chemical composition, colour, pH, oxidative stability and sensory characteristics of breast muscle were not influenced by the diet. 4. A significant increase of DHA content in breast meat of ducks fed on the Crypthecodinium cohnii enriched diet was observed.
Schiavone, A; Chiarini, R; MARZONI FECIA DI COSSATO, Margherita; Castillo, A; Tassone, S; Romboli, Isabella
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