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Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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SILVA, T.M et al. Body components of young crossbred Boer goats fed licury oil (Syagrus coronata) in the diet. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2010, vol.62, n.6, pp.1448-1454. ISSN 0102-0935.

The best level of licury oil in the diet was evaluated by meat compounds of male young ¾ Boer goats. Nineteen goats were used, with initial weight of 10.8kg/LW. The animals were fed Tifton-85 hay and concentrated mix with 0.0, 1.5, 3.0, and 4.5% of licury oil. The experiment lasted 60 days and, on the last day, the animals were submitted to feed fasting and slaughtered, in order to evaluate the characteristics of the live weight components. The body weight at slaughter, carcass weight, commercial yield, freezing yield, loin eye area, muscle-bone ratio, compactness carcass index, biometric measurements, commercial cuts weights, and edible viscera yield were not influenced by the licury oil added to the diet. The edible viscera weight and ham muscularity index were negatively influenced by the oil. Then, it could be added to diet of young ¾ Boer goats up to 4.5% without causing significant changes in the carcass

Keywords : goat; biometry; carcass; lipids; muscularity.

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