Feeding strategies may reduce severity of wooden breast

TAGS: Poultry
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Early diet intervention with antioxidants may decrease severity of phenotypic wooden breast at market age.

For a recently completed research project, Dr. Sandra G. Velleman and colleagues at The Ohio State University investigated the effects of increased dietary omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants on the incidence and severity of wooden breast in chickens, according to information from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation, which funded the research project.

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