Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17519
Title: Role of diet on odour emissions from meat chickens
Contributor(s): Sharma, Nishchal (author); Choct, Mingan (author)orcid ; Wu, Shubiao (author)orcid ; Smillie, Robert (author); Ruhnke, Isabelle (author)orcid ; Swick, Robert A (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17519
Abstract: Abatement of odour emissions has become an important consideration to agricultural industries, including poultry production. In order to study the link between diet and odour emissions, an experiment was conducted using twelve Ross 308 broiler chickens. At the age of 22 days, birds of uniform body weight were selected from a total of 288 male birds, adapted to metabolic chambers for six days and fed their respective diets for 15 days. Two treatments were compared using three replicates of two birds per chamber. The two wheat-soy diets were formulated according to the 2007 Ross 308 nutrient specifications for digestible amino acids but they differed in ingredient composition and metabolisable energy content. Thus, Diet A had 13.39 MJ/kg ME and used 60g/kg canola but no corn whereas Diet B contained 12.90 MJ/kg ME and used 150g/kg corn but no canola. The odorous emissions were measured using a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. A total of 24 volatile organic compounds were detected and quantified; eight being the major odorous ones: 2,3-butanedione, 2-butanone, dimethyldisulfide, methylmercaptan, 2-butanol, 3-methyl-butanal, phenol and m-cresol. From this pilot study it appears that there is a strong link between diet and odour emissions from broiler chickens.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 26th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 9th - 11th February, 2015
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, p. 189-192
Publisher: Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
070203 Animal Management
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/apss/proceed.shtml
Series Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium Proceedings
Series Number : 26
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