Tara York speaking at International Phytase Summit AB Vista

Changes to nutrition strategies could reduce woody breast

Emerging research focus for countering effects of woody breast in poultry includes phytase superdosing combined with nutrients to support animal's antioxidant status.

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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