Reduce woody breast and white striping with dietary approach

 

Novus International

vi Poultry World - Oct 12, 2017

 

Recent findings indicate that altering broiler chicken diets can help mitigate the severity of woody breast and white striping, 2 poultry meat quality issues that appear to be increasing in prevalence in many markets.

 

A multitude of poultry researchers are exploring various approaches to eradicate these myopathies, and Novus Internationalís poultry scientists have recently concluded that organic trace minerals fed in combination with an antioxidant can significantly reduce the severity of these breast muscle myopathies in broiler chickens.

 

A combination of Mintrex trace minerals and Santoquin feed preservative can reduce the severity of woody breast and white striping by up to 50% based on the analysis of several studies in both commercial and research environments. As a result, Novus has identified a proven nutritional strategy to help mitigate severe incidences of these myopathies.

 

While these 2 meat quality issues do not pose any known risks to the food supply or consumers, they significantly impact producers. Severe cases can result in poultry meat of lower quality, leading to additional processing costs, downgrading of products and the potential condemnation of meat. It is estimated that the incidence of woody breast alone in poultry meat can be attributed to over $200 million of annual economic loss in the US. Finally, producers have actionable options to help protect against this loss. What leads to the incidence of the issue remains unclear, but producers can be reassured that the impact can be greatly reduced.

 

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