December 13, 2016

Woody Breast, similar broiler-muscle conditions not linked to infectious pathogens or food safety

Three well-defined, degenerative breast diseases of broiler chickens – woody breast, white striping and deep pectoral myopathy – are not associated with infectious or pathogenic agents, nor do they present a threat to food safety, according to a new report by the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). All three breast diseases have been seen in all breed crosses of broiler chickens as early as 2 weeks of age, with varying prevalence under a wide-range of slaughter weights, management, feeding and rearing systems. Read More

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