A research was conducted to determine the incidence of Deep Pectoral Myopathy (DPM) in broiler chickens reared under intensive conditions. The study was carried out in a major Italian processing plant on a total of 128,300 broilers from 164 different flocks during a 6 months period. The evaluation of DPM was performed on P. minor muscles and consisted in a visual assessment of the presence/absence of the myopathy as well as the determination of muscle damage level as being in an “early” (hemorrhagic appearance) or “old” (grey/green discoloration) developing stage. The overall incidence of the myopathy was found to be 0.80% (0.58 and 0.22% in early and old stages, respectively). Moreover, a higher incidence of the myopathy was found in Ross 508 genotype when compared with Cobb 500 (1.20 vs. 0.34%, P<0.01).

L’incidenza della miopatia del pettorale profondo nel pollo da carne

BIANCHI, MAURIZIO;BETTI, MIRKO;MANFREDA, GERARDO;PETRACCI, MASSIMILIANO;
2004

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A research was conducted to determine the incidence of Deep Pectoral Myopathy (DPM) in broiler chickens reared under intensive conditions. The study was carried out in a major Italian processing plant on a total of 128,300 broilers from 164 different flocks during a 6 months period. The evaluation of DPM was performed on P. minor muscles and consisted in a visual assessment of the presence/absence of the myopathy as well as the determination of muscle damage level as being in an “early” (hemorrhagic appearance) or “old” (grey/green discoloration) developing stage. The overall incidence of the myopathy was found to be 0.80% (0.58 and 0.22% in early and old stages, respectively). Moreover, a higher incidence of the myopathy was found in Ross 508 genotype when compared with Cobb 500 (1.20 vs. 0.34%, P<0.01).
CD Atti del LVIII Congresso S.I.S.Vet., Grado (UD), 23-25 Settembre
BIANCHI M.; BETTI M.; MANFREDA G.; PETRACCI M.; SPIGNOLI S.; TAFFETANI L.
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