Antonella Dalle Zotte

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The use of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) on a meat product is described in this report. The aim of the study was to develop calibration equations to predict the chemical composition of goose fatty liver (foie gras) with lipid contents greater than 40% of the fresh pate. Spectra of 52 foie gras samples were collected in the visible and NIR(More)
One of the main goals of small, medium and large farms is to improve the reproductive performance of rabbit does. Stocks of lower productivity can be improved by crossing with intensive breeds. A better nutritional status of both foetuses and suckling kits has a positive effect on their later productivity. Overfeeding young females before first mating can(More)
Thirty hybrid female rabbits of 15 weeks of age were divided into three groups and fed for 8 weeks (until the first parturition) on one of the three following diets: "C diet" (DE=11.71MJ/kg DM) fed ad libitum; "R diet" was the C diet fed at 80% of ad libitum, "F diet" rich in fibre (24.6% vs 18.7% for C diet; DE=9.77MJ/kg DM) fed ad libitum. Afterwards, all(More)
The aim of this study was to compare both the performance of litters derived from two sire genetic origins (SGO), Vienna Blue (VB) and Burgundy Fawn (BF), along successive seasons of birth (SB; winter, spring, summer and autumn), and doe reproductive performance in an organic production system. A total of fifty-eight does consisting of a mixture of crosses(More)
During the weaning period (5 weeks of age), 50 hybrid rabbits were divided at random into five groups (or blocks). Animals from the block 1 were immediately slaughtered at this age and used as initial reference. The remaining rabbits were placed in individual cages and fed the same amount of food until slaughter, but differently rationed. From 5 to 8 weeks(More)
The effect of Outdoor or Indoor housing systems on the growth, welfare and carcass and meat quality of a local rabbit population was investigated. The slaughter age was 103±2days. Open-field tests showed an effective capacity of the Outdoor group to combat stressors. Compared to Indoor rabbits, Outdoor rabbits showed better growth performance and higher(More)
Muscle energy metabolism and related physicochemical traits of the meat were studied in 84 Provisal hybrid rabbits of both sexes. From weaning (30 days) to 55 days of age, the rabbits were divided into 4 groups which were given ad libitum one of the following diets: H diet with high digestible energy (DE) level, L diet with low DE level, F diet with high DE(More)
The aim of this experiment was to study the effect of chilling rates on the quality features of fatty livers. Three different chilling rates were applied: ultra-fast (UF), fast (FA), and slow (SL). Technological and proteomic results were compared at time T1 when the internal temperature of livers reached 10°C and at time T2=24 h post mortem. Samples from(More)
The ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domesticus) is an important animal in the livestock industry in South Africa. Ostrich production is an intensive production system and feed cost contributes approximately 75% of the total cost of production. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of the replacement of soybean oilcake meal (SOCM) with(More)
Although avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) infection has been reported in most regions of the world, to date, only subtype B has been detected in Egypt. At the end of November 2013, dry oropharyngeal swabs were collected during an outbreak of respiratory diseases in a free-range, multi-age turkey dealer farm in Northern Upper Egypt. The clinical signs that(More)