The carcass and meat quality characteristics of Japanese quail fed a diet supplemented with powdered Lactuca seriola leaves

Authors

  • Azad Sabow Salahaddin University-Erbil, College of Agriculture Engineering and Sciences Department of Animal Recourses, Zanko, 44001, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Tel.: +9647504655099 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2920-5811
  • Nazim Abdulla Salahaddin University-Erbil, College of Agriculture Engineering and Sciences Department of Animal Recourses, Zanko, 44001, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Tel.: +9647504537027
  • Bestoon Ahmad Salahaddin University-Erbil, College of Agriculture Engineering and Sciences Department of Animal Recourses, Zanko, 44001, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Tel.: +9647504537027

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5219/1534

Keywords:

Lactuca serriola, meat traits, polyunsaturated fatty acid, quail, lipid oxidation, growth

Abstract

The present study was aimed to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with Lactuca serriola leaves on growth performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality, and its antioxidant stability of Japanese quails. A total of eighty growing quails (1-week old) were distributed into 2 equal groups consisting of 40 birds (5 replicates of 8 birds each). The first group was fed a basal diet without Lactuca serriola leaves (0 g.kg-1 diet) and the second group received diets containing 20 g.kg-1 Lactuca serriola leaves. At age of 6 weeks, quails were slaughtered for meat and carcass examinations. The growth performance for the quails fed with Lactuca serriola leaves diet was similar to that of a control group. Carcass measurements, physical properties, and chemical composition of quail breast meat did not differ between the control and experimental group. However, the inclusion of Lactuca serriola leaves significantly increased the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content and improved breast meat lipid stability during postmortem refrigerated storage compared to the control diet. In conclusion, dietary supplementation of Lactuca serriola leaves can improve the performance of Japanese quail enrich its meat with an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, and reduce lipid oxidation during storage.

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Published

2021-06-28

How to Cite

Sabow, A., Abdulla, N. ., & Ahmad, B. (2021). The carcass and meat quality characteristics of Japanese quail fed a diet supplemented with powdered Lactuca seriola leaves. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 15, 521–527. https://doi.org/10.5219/1534