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Research Project: Identification of the Ecological Niches and Development of Intervention Strategies to Reduce Pathogenic Foodborne Pathogens in Poultry

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Title: Mexican oregano (Lippia berlandieri Schauer) oil on turkey slaughter quality

Author
item Silva-vazquez, Ramon - Centro De Investigacio Para Los Recursos Naturales
item Garcia-macias, Jose - Universidad Autonoma De Chihuahua
item Duran-melendez, Lorenzo - Universidad Autonoma De Chihuahua
item Hume, Michael
item Mendez-zamora, Gerardo - Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon

Submitted to: Ecosistemas y Recursos Agropecuarios
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/8/2016
Publication Date: 4/28/2017
Citation: Silva-Vazquez, R., Garcia-Macias, J.A., Duran-Melendez, L.A., Hume, M.E., Mendez-Zamora, G. 2017. Mexican oregano (Lippia berlandieri Schauer) oil on turkey slaughter quality. Ecosistemas y Recursos Agropecuarios. 4(10):177-182.

Interpretive Summary: The quality of slaughtered turkeys fed a diet supplemented with Mexican oregano oil was investigated. Two groups were studied: those turkeys given the control diet and those treated with control diet containing oregano oil with 60% of the active ingredient carvacrol. Live turkey weight at slaughter was different with the control group than in the treated group. Feather and drumstick yields were higher in the control group. Viscera, blood, head, neck, and hot and cold carcass yield did not differ between the two groups. Oregano oil can be used in the production of turkeys to influence slaughter quality. These results are of interest to turkey producers and researchers.

Technical Abstract: The quality of slaughtered turkeys fed a diet supplemented with Mexican oregano (Lippia berlandieri Schauer) oil was investigated. Two treatments were studied, T0: control diet and T1: control diet + 400 mg kg**-1 of oregano oil with 60% carvacrol. Live weight at slaughter was different, with T0 weighing 11.0 kg and T1 11.89 kg, while the performance of feathers and drumstick was higher in T0 (4.33 and 3.18 % respectively). Viscera, blood, head, neck, and hot and cold carcass yield did not differ between treatments (p > 0.05). Oregano oil at 400 mg kg**-1 can be used in the production of turkeys to influence slaughter quality.