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Influence of transport duration and season on sensory meat quality in rabbits
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Animal production
Information
Abstract
Little is known about the effect that journey duration and position on the vehicle have on the sensory aspects of meat quality in rabbits. In this study, 156 rabbits were transported by road in a commercial truck for 1 h or 7 h in one of three replicates in summer or winter. After slaughter, slices from the left side of the longissimus dorsi muscle were vacuum-packaged and chilled at ¿18 ºC until the sensory analysis to assess odour, tenderness, juiciness, fi brousity, greasiness, and fl avour intensity. Overall, the journey duration had a signifi cant effect (P<0.05) on tenderness, fi brousity and overall liking of the meat, being better the results of the meat samples from the short transport treatment. Season had a signifi cant effect (P<0.05) on the intensity of off-odours, being obtained the highest scores in summer transports. There was a signifi cant interaction effect (P<0.05) of journey time and season on tenderness and meat odour. Therefore, meat from short journeys in summer was the most tender, and meat from long journeys in winter was the toughest. The position on the truck (in multi-layered cages) do not infl uence sensory meat quality. Therefore, rabbit sensory meat quality can be affected by transport time.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
WORLD RABBIT SCIENCE
ISBN
1257-5011
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
16
Journal number
2
From page
81
To page
88
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Morris Ricardo Villarroel Robinson (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Producción Animal
  • Departamento: Producción Animal
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