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Effect of level of Spirulina supplementation on the fatty acid compositions of adipose, muscle, heart, kidney and liver tissues in Australian dual-purpose lambs

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Kashani, A and Holman, BWB and Nichols, PD and Malau-Aduli, AEO, Effect of level of Spirulina supplementation on the fatty acid compositions of adipose, muscle, heart, kidney and liver tissues in Australian dual-purpose lambs, Annals of Animal Science, 15, (4) pp. 945-960. ISSN 1642-3402 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 Aduli Enoch Othniel Malau-Aduli. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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DOI: doi:10.1515/aoas-2015-0037

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of level of Spirulina supplementation on the fatty acid (FA) compositions of subcutaneous adipose, Longissimus dorsi muscle, kidney, heart, and liver tissues in purebred and crossbred Australian Merino sheep. Forty-eight lambs sired by Black Suffolk, White Suffolk, Dorset and Merino rams were assigned into 4 treatment groups of daily Spirulina supplementation levels per lamb of 0 mL (control), 50 mL(low), 100mL (medium) and 200 mL (high) referred to as 0, 5, 10 and 20% groups. The lambs were slaughtered after 9 weeks of supplementation and heart, kidney, adipose, liver and muscle tissue samples were collected. The results demonstrated significant variations in growth and body conformation traits and tissue and organ FA composition in response to the Spirulina supplementation. The medium-level Spirulina treatment group increased the ω-3 and ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) composition in all tissues and organs significantly. The results suggest the use of medium level (100mL/head/day) of Spirulina supplementation in order to increase lamb production with more ω-3 and ω-6 PUFA and therefore higher nutritional meat quality.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:spirulina, fatty acids, sheep, liver, kidney, heart, muscle, adipose
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Animal Production
Research Field:Animal Breeding
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock Raising
Objective Field:Sheep - Meat
Author:Kashani, A (Mr Arash Kashani)
Author:Malau-Aduli, AEO (Associate Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli)
ID Code:101361
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-06-19
Last Modified:2017-09-13
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