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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: Improving Transport Container Design To Reduce Broiler Chicken Pse (pale, Soft, Exudative) Meat In Brazil
Author: Spurio
RS; Soares
AL; Carvalho
RH; Silveira
V; Grespan
M; Oba
A; Shimokomaki
Abstract: Throughout the chicken production chain, transport from farm to the commercial abattoir is one of the most critical sources of stress, particularly heat stress. The aim of this work was to describe the performance of a new prototype truck container designed to improve the microenvironment and reduce the incidence of pale, soft and exudative (PSE) meat and dead on arrival (DOA) occurrences. Experiments were carried out for four different conditions: regular and prototype truck, both with and without wetting loaded cages at the farm (for bird thermal stress relief) just before transporting. While there was no difference in the DOA index (P0.05), the prototype truck caused a reduction (P<0.05) in the occurrence of PSE meat by 66.3% and 49.6% with and without wetting, respectively. The results of this experiment clearly revealed a low-cost solution for transporting chickens that yields better animal welfare conditions and improves meat quality.
Subject: Ambience
Animal Welfare
Livestock Transport
Poultry Meat Quality
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/asj.12407
Date Issue: 2016
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