The investigation of alfaalfa effect on the activity of superoxide dismutase in chicken meat in dependence on time storage


  • Jana Tkáčová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 949 76 Nitra
  • Mária Angelovičová Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Hygiene and Food Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Marcela Capcarová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Animal Physiology, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Adriana Kolesárová Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Animal Physiology, 949 76 Nitra
  • Monika Schneidgenová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Animal Physiology, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Adriana Pavelková Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Evaluation and Processing of Animal Products, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Marek Bobko Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 949 76 Nitra
  • Juraj Čuboň Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 949 76 Nitra



oxidation, superoxid dismutase, lucerne meal, meat, chicken, time storage


This study was conducted in order to monitor the effect of adding lucerne meal to chicken feed mixtures. The experiment was conducted at the Department Food Hygiene and Safety, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. Chickens for meat production - final type Cobb 500 were used in the experiment. Chickens were placed in boxes all together for one group at the beginning of the experiment and from 14 days of age chickens were divided individually into floor enriched cages. Feeding of chickens lasted 38 days. The experiment was carried out without sex segregation. For the production of a feed composition was used alfalfa (Medicago sativa) as lucerne meal, which was added to the feed at a rate of 4%, namely: starter (HYD-01), growth (HYD-02) and final (HYD-03). The control group did not include the addition of lucerne meal. Chickens were fed ad libitum. Chickens were slaughtered after completion of feeding and the meat samples were taken for analysis. The collected samples were stored at -18 °C. Collected samples of meat were analyzed after slaughter chickens at time intervals of 6, 12 and 18 months. In the experiment was monitored the content of supeoxid dismutase in the chicken meat depending on the length of storage time. Superoxide dismutase content was increasing by storage time, while there were some statistically significant differences between groups.


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Tkáčová, J. ., Angelovičová, M. ., Capcarová, M. ., Kolesárová, A. ., Schneidgenová, M. ., Pavelková, A. ., Bobko, M. ., & Čuboň, J. . (2017). The investigation of alfaalfa effect on the activity of superoxide dismutase in chicken meat in dependence on time storage. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 11(1), 606–611.

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