The release of nutrients through phytase superdosing, combined with nutrients that support the antioxidant status of the animal, are emerging as focuses in the search for tools and strategies to counter the effects of woody breast in poultry.
The exact cause of woody breast — a muscle myopathy affecting the quality, texture and color of chicken breast meat — is currently unknown, although initial research points to genetics and fast growth rates.
Dr. Tara York, AB
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