Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola
Print version ISSN 1516-635X
KANAYAMA, JS et al. Traceability of animal by product meals in broilers fed sugarcane yeast using stable isotopes. Rev. Bras. Cienc. Avic. [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.1, pp.51-55. ISSN 1516-635X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-635X2012000100009.
The objective of this study was to verify if the dietary inclusion of sugarcane yeast at levels commonly used in broiler diets influences the traceability of cattle meat meal and poultry offal meal, using the technique of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the breast muscle of chickens. A number of 325 one-d-old male broilers were randomly distributed into 13 treatments with 25 birds each. Treatments consisted of a control diet based on corn and soybean meal, and the inclusion of 1, 2, 4, or 6% meat and bone meal, poultry offal meal or sugarcane yeast. At 42 days of age, six birds per treatment were randomly selected, sacrificed, and their breast muscle was collected for isotopic ration analysis. The isotopic ratio of birds fed the diet with inclusion of 6% sugarcane yeast was different from those fed the control treatment, but not from those fed diets with the inclusion of 2, 4 and 6% meat and bone meal or 4 and 6% poultry offal meal. The inclusion of 6% sugarcane yeast in broiler diets based on corn and soybean meal may affect the traceability of animal by product meals.
Keywords : Animal by product meals; broilers; isotopes; sugarcane yeast; traceability.