CHITOSAN EFFECT ON MEAT QUALITY IN LOCAL QUAILS MALE

CHITOSAN EFFECT ON MEAT QUALITY IN LOCAL QUAILS MALE

Authors

  • Fatima F. Jumaa
  • Nadia N. A. Al-Hajo
  • Ammar S. Abdulwahid
  • Akeel A. Al- Mijbel

Keywords:

Quails, chitosan, meat quality, physic-chemical composition, sensory evaluation.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to know the effect of different percentages of chitosan added to drinking water on the weight and quality of quail meat, physical anatomy in terms of (the body of the long carcass, the girth of the chest, the length of the thigh bones, the thigh racket, the fullness of the chest), chemical analysis (protein, moisture, fat and ash) and sensory evaluation of quail meat. It was purchased 320 Iraqi-origin birds of quail and one day old. Chicks were randomly distributed to three equal groups' treatments and treated with chitosan and added to the drinking water: the first treatment (0.1 gm./L water only as a control treatment), the second treatment (0.2 gm./L of chitosan was added to the drinking water) and the third treatment (0.3 gm./L of chitosan was added to the drinking water).The results showed a significant difference (p≤ 0.05) between groups in carcass cutting, physical anatomy, measurement of carcass parts and chemical analysis, as well as a significant and clear improvement in the sensory characteristics of quail meat with a concentration of 0.2 gm./L chitosan. We conclude from this that adding low concentrations of chitosan to the drinking water of quail birds showed a significant difference in growth performance, meat quality, chemical composition, carcass weights and physical anatomy, as well as improving sensory characteristics and quality of quail meat.                                                                                                                      

Author Biographies

Fatima F. Jumaa

1Professor MSc., Department of Home Economics (Food & Feeding), College of Education for women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq. [email protected]

Nadia N. A. Al-Hajo

2Professor PhD., Department of Animal Production, College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq. [email protected]

Ammar S. Abdulwahid

3Assistant Professor PhD., Department of Animal Production, Agriculture College, Tikrit University, Salah al-Din, Iraq. [email protected]

Akeel A. Al- Mijbel

4Assistant Professor PhD., Department of Animal Production, Agriculture College, Tikrit University, Salah al-Din, Iraq. [email protected]

Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Jumaa, F. F., A. Al-Hajo, N. N., Abdulwahid, A. S., & Al- Mijbel, A. A. (2021). CHITOSAN EFFECT ON MEAT QUALITY IN LOCAL QUAILS MALE: CHITOSAN EFFECT ON MEAT QUALITY IN LOCAL QUAILS MALE. Iraqi Journal of Market Research and Consumer Protection, 13(2), 149–158. Retrieved from https://jmracpc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/IJMRCP/article/view/255