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Inspired by the health conscious consumer, several studies in meat producing domesticated animals have been completed that have aimed at increasing the polyunsaturated fatty acid content, and in particular the n-3 or -3 long chain fatty acids, as well as the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) content in intramuscular fat of beef, lamb and pork meat. Increasing(More)
In a growth trial with pigs, the effect of the inclusion of 150 and 300 g of Lupinus albus seeds/kg of feed in the diet was investigated. Parameters studied were: growth, feed utilization, digestibility of nutrients, slaughter and carcass characteristics. Spray dried whole egg powder, a speci®c inhibitor of lectins in L. albus seeds was also added (50 g/kg(More)
Seventy six Belgian Blue (BB) bulls, with double-muscled conformation, were randomly allocated to six dietary treatments in a 2 × 3 factorial experiment. The treatments included low (N(L)=127 g CP/kg DM), medium (N(M)=153 g CP/kg DM) and high (N(H)=172 g CP/kg DM) levels of dietary protein in combination with low (E(L)=7.38 MJ ME/kg DM) and high (E(H)=8.03(More)
a Laboratory for Animal Nutrition and Animal Product Quality, Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Proefhoevestraat 10, 9090 Melle, Belgium b Research Group EnBiChem, Department of Industrial Engineering and Technology, University College West-Flanders, Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium c(More)
The effect of feed supplementation with natural α-tocopherol, rosemary, green tea, grape seed and tomato extracts on the oxidative stability of broiler meat was investigated by measuring lipid oxidation, protein oxidation and α-tocopherol content of breast muscle. Supplementation with α-tocopheryl acetate at a dietary concentration of 200 ppm was used as a(More)
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