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Wooden breast as a main meat quality problem

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Khaled Fadlallah Khaled Fadlallah
Bsc in veterinary medicine
January 24, 2020

Very good.

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Oluwatosin.Kennedyok Oko Oluwatosin.Kennedyok Oko
lecturer at University of Calabar
January 26, 2020
The topic is very educative and informative
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Vivek Kuttappan Vivek Kuttappan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Novus International Novus International
St Charles, Missouri, United States
April 8, 2020
Oluwatosin.Kennedyok Oko Thanks, glad to hear that!
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Robert Alber Robert Alber
Vice President Animal Nutrition
AlzChem AlzChem
Trostberg, Traunstein, Germany
February 15, 2021
Dear Vivek,
we have conducted quite some research, trials and customer interviews on this topic. I agree with you that wooden breast is an important issue and can be an important cost factor.

We found a correlation between bird weight and WB. As a tendency once you are beyond 2,2kg birds, likelihood of WB increases.

Furtherly we found correlations between low muscle creatine levels and WB. By supplementing creatine in the form of Creamino (GAA), you can reduce WB. (we have studies and trials proving this. See as well Aviagen BMM, 2019, p30).

There is surely no silver bullet for this topic, but a smart combination of additives (trace minerals, GAA, …) clearly helps to substantially reduce the impact of WB.

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Robert

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