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Reducing woody breast: latest
broiler nutritional research
As research on the causes of woody breast
and white striping in broiler chickens continues,
nutritional measures to reduce the incidence and
severity are emerging.
BY GARY THORNTON

The syndrome known as woody
breast and white striping in broiler
chickens has emerged in recent
years as a worldwide problem
for which the exact causes are
unknown, but extensive scientific
research is now yielding clues
about how to reduce its incidence
and severity.
Dr. Tara York, technical manager for AB Vista, speaking at the
2017 Poultry Nutrition & Milling
Seminar, presented a survey of
promising research about possible
causes and reduction strategies for white striping. The
research centered on the following woody breast management and nutritional strategies:
■ Reduction of amino acids
in broiler diets to slow the animal's growth rate
■ Super-dosing antioxidants
in growing rations to reduce
potential myopathies in the
muscle tissue
In trying to appeal to consumers, reports show fast-food chains
like Wendy's are pledging to source meat from smaller birds. 

■ Optimizing early nutrition to

protect birds from the negative effects of environmental
stresses throughout the growing period
■ Management of the growing environment, including avoiding
potential stressors to the chick
embryo during incubation and
maintaining superior yearround ventilation in growing
houses

Economic impact, consumer
acceptance at stake
Myopathies associated with
woody breast/white striping are
apparent to poultry processors,
further processors and consumers, alike. White striping involves
a visible deposition of fat and
fibrous tissue between muscle
fibers. Woody/wooden chicken
breasts are firm to hard breast
meat that may have a prominent
ridge down its length. The breast
meat may also have a pale color,
soft consistency and poor water
holding capacity.
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PoultryUSA - October 2017
Contents
A new beginning for the editor
Poultry industry riding wave of optimism
Whole genome sequencing essential tool for food safety
Poultry processor sees success renovating hiring process
Chicken producers must speak fearlessly on issues
Broiler welfare: Foodservice sector fi rst to make pledges
100th YEAR SERIES: A glimpse into the future of modern poultry production
Reducing woody breast: latest broiler nutritional research
Market Place
Ad Index
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PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Poultry processor sees success renovating hiring process
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PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Chicken producers must speak fearlessly on issues
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