Understanding The Woody Breast Syndrome and Other Myopathies in Modern Broiler Chickens

Published on: 01/09/2022
Author/s : S. BARBUT / Food Science Department, University of Guelph. Ontario. Canada N1G 2W1.

I. INTRODUCTIONThe rise in incidence of myopathies in young broilers over the past few years has resulted in the industry looking for solutions to reduce and/or eliminate their effects in the poultry flock. The main three myopathies of concern are the so-called white striping (WS - parallel white stripes on the surface of the broiler’s pectoralis muscle), woody breast (WB - accumulation of c...

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