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Provedor de dados:  BABT
País:  Brazil
Título:  Vehicle thermal microclimate evaluation during Brazilian summer broiler transport and the occurrence of PSE (Pale, Soft, Exudative) meat
Autores:  Simões,Gislaine Silveira
Ida,Elza Iouko
Data:  2009-11-01
Ano:  2009
Palavras-chave:  Animal welfare
Poultry meat quality
Thermal stress
Poultry breast meat
Color abnormality
Resumo:  The formation of a thermal microclimate within the vehicle during the transport of broilers from farm to slaughterhouse affects the birds' welfare and potentially promotes the development of PSE meat. Thus, the aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of routine commercial practices on the vehicle microclimate formed during transportation of broilers. Twenty-four hours postmortem Pectoralis major m. samples were classified as PSE meat by determining pH and color (L*, a* e b*). Results showed that broiler located at the rear of the truck and with longer journey presented higher amounts of PSE meat because birds were under harsh conditions of both temperature and relative humidity. The ventilation decreased gradually from the front to the rear of the truck, and the water bath at the farm was beneficial over a long distance by reducing the overall occurrence of PSE meat.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Instituto de Tecnologia do Paraná - Tecpar
Relação:  10.1590/S1516-89132009000700025
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology v.52 n.spe 2009
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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