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Enrichment of Flaxseed for Developing Functional Rabbit Meat

Enrichment of Flaxseed for Developing Functional Rabbit Meat

Muhammad Rizwan Tariq1*, Muhammad Issa Khan1, Aysha Sameen1, Mahr un Nisa2


1National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad; 2Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

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Meat from rabbits is mostly recommended by dietitians because of its low calories compared to other traditional meat. The current study was carried out to investigate the dietary responses of flaxseed on the meat of rabbits. Rabbits were divided into three groups: T0 rabbits were considered control group while T1 rabbits were reared on 7% flaxseed, and T2 were on 3.5% flaxseed in the feed of rabbits. Bearing in mind that this range of flaxseed will fulfil omega 3 Poly unsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) concentration that contributes 8.5% of the total fatty acids. Rabbits were reared for the period of eight weeks. Enrichment of 7% flaxseed in the diet of rabbits significantly enhanced growth performance of rabbits and improved poly unsaturated fatty acids in the meat of rabbits as compared to other groups.



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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture


Vol. 37, Iss. 2, Pages 331-713


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