Influence of flock treatment with the antibiotic tylosin on poultry meat quality: results of a preliminary experiment

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The veterinary antibiotic tylosin was administered to broilers at sub-therapeutic and therapeutic levels to study its effect on the quality of poultry breast meat. No statistically significant differences were observed in moisture content, pH, drip loss, colour and extent of lipid oxidation between the breast meat from treated and not treated birds. However, the cooking loss of the meat from the birds administered tylosin was significantly higher than that from the not treated ones. Additionally, the mean shear force of the breast meat was significantly lower for the sub-therapeutically treated broilers than for the not treated and the therapeutically treated ones. It was concluded that the level at which tylosin was administered to the broilers affected the quality of the breast meat, particularly its textural properties.
The veterinary antibiotic tylosin was administered to broilers at sub-therapeutic and therapeutic levels to study its effect on the quality of poultry breast meat. No statistically significant differences were observed in moisture content, pH, drip loss, colour and extent of lipid oxidation between the breast meat from treated and not treated birds. However, the cooking loss of the meat from the birds administered tylosin was significantly higher than that from the not treated ones. Additionally, the mean shear force of the breast meat was significantly lower for the sub-therapeutically treated broilers than for the not treated and the therapeutically treated ones. It was concluded that the level at which tylosin was administered to the broilers affected the quality of the breast meat, particularly its textural properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-278
JournalNJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • broilers
  • antibiotics
  • tylosin
  • poultry farming
  • poultry meat
  • breast muscle
  • colour
  • moisture content
  • food quality
  • growth
  • muscle
  • agriculture
  • variability
  • carcass
  • health
  • mode
  • ph

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Influence of flock treatment with the antibiotic tylosin on poultry meat quality: results of a preliminary experiment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this