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Effect of Ghee Residue on Loin Eye Muscle Fatty Acids of Large White Yorkshire Pigs


  • Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam – 603203, Tamil Nadu, India


Objective: To expose the effect of ghee residue on loin eye muscle fatty acids of large white Yorkshire pigs. Methods/ Analysis: A biological trial was conducted for 140 days in 24 weaned Large White Yorkshire piglets and randomly allotted into four different treatments with 6 animals in each group from 61 to 200 days of age. Four Large White Yorkshire pigs from each group in the growth trial were selected randomly and were kept off feed for a period of 12 hours prior to slaughter but given ad libitum access to water. They were stunned with electrical stunner and then dressed as per standard procedure. The loin eye muscle was collected and estimated for fatty acids. Findings: Fatty acid profile in loin eye muscle in Large White Yorkshire pigs by incorporation of graded levels (0, 5, 10 and 15 per cent) suggested that oleic acid was significantly (p<0.05) higher in ghee residue supplemented diets compared to control diet. The other essential fatty acids like linoleic and linolenic acids were not influenced by addition of ghee residue in pig diets.


Ghee Residue, Fatty Acid profile, Loin Eye Muscle.

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