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Poultry Processing & Slaughter / Broiler Husbandry
on October 12, 2020

Finding causes and solutions for wooden breast in broilers

Little is known about the cause of the condition, but research has provided important new insight on this condition.

In recent years, an economically important muscle condition affecting the breast muscle of broiler chickens, usually called wooden or woody breast, has emerged in the broiler industry. New research helps shed light on its causes and potential solutions

This disorder is characterized by hard, chewy areas in the breast…

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