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  • Hypolipidemic and Hypoglycaemic Effect of Wholemeal Bread with Amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.) on Sprague Dawley Rats
    Foods (Basel Switzerland), 2020
    Co-Authors: Adriana Beatriz Sánchez-urdaneta, E Molina, Pedro González-redondo, Keyla Carolina Montero-quintero, Belkys Bracho-bravo, Rafael Moreno-rojas
    Abstract:

    The effect of consuming breads made with wheat flour and Amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.) wholemeal flour on Sprague Dawley rats with hyperlipidaemia and hyperglycaemia induced through feeding was studied. Four diets were provided: control (CD: Ratarina®), commercial bread (CBD), bread with 100 g·kg-1 (ABD10) and 200 g·kg-1 (ABD20) amaranth flour. Zoometric and blood chemistry parameters were measured before and after consuming the diets. A completely random factorial design of 2 × 4 × 2 was used. The factors were blood lipilipids and glucose level (normal, N and elevated, E), diet (CD, CBD, ABD10 and ABD20) and sex (female, F and male, M). The rats consuming ABD10 and ABD20 diets presented the lowest glucose values, although with no differences (p > 0.05) between the groups of elevated blood lipilipids and glucose rats (E). Triglyceride concentrations decreased in ABD10 and ABD20 treatments in comparison with CD, elevated blood lipilipids and glucose (E) rats, while ABD10 rats showed lower total cholesterol level than normal (N) rats. The high-density lipolipoprotein cholesterol values increased in the ABD10 and ABD20 groups (p < 0.05), while it did lower for very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiac risk index (p < 0.05). In ABD10 and ABD20 treatments, the abdominal circumference decreased in both sexes (p < 0.05) between weeks 23 and 31. In conclusion, consumption of bread with amaranth improved lipid profiles of rats and could help to prevent metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

  • effect of the inclusion of Amaranthus dubius in diets on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits
    Journal of Applied Animal Research, 2018
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero, Rafael Morenorojas, P Gonzalezredondo, Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta
    Abstract:

    ABSTRACTThis study evaluated the effect of dietary supplementation with Amaranthus dubius on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits. One hundred and six New Zealand White rabbits, weaned at 35 d of age, were assigned to three experimental diets including 0%, 16% and 32% of A. dubius (A0, A16 and A32), and were fed ad libitum until their slaughter at 87 d of age. Drip loss percentage (A0: 2.47, A16: 3.83 and A32: 3.61%; P < .05), dissectible fact percentage (A0: 3.02, A16: 3.63 and A32: 3.77%; P < .05) and thoracic cage percentage (A0: 12.97, A16: 13.68 and A32: 13.68%; P < .05) increased with diets including A. dubius. Contrarily, hind part percentage (A0: 40.00, A16: 38.95 and A32: 38.89%; P < .05) and compactness of the carcass decreased (A0: 2.38, A16: 2.42 and A32: 2.48; P < .01). The inclusion of A. dubius in the diets increased protein (A0: 21.52, A16: 23.76 and A32: 24.27%; P < .05) and fat contents (A0: 3.33, A16: 4.16 and A32: 5.39%; P < .05), while moisture of meat decreas...

  • Evaluation of haematological, serum biochemical and histopathological parameters of growing rabbits fed Amaranthus dubius.
    Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition, 2017
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Pedro González-redondo, Rafael Moreno-rojas, Keyla Carolina Montero-quintero, N Chirinos-quintero, Adriana Beatriz Sánchez-urdaneta
    Abstract:

    Amaranthus dubius is an alternative source of fibre and protein for the feed formulation for growing rabbits, although its effects on their health status are yet unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of three dietary levels (0, 160 and 320 g/kg) of A. dubius on haematological, serum biochemical and histopathological parameters of fattening rabbits. One hundred and thirteen New Zealand White rabbits were fed ad libitum from weaning (35 days) to slaughter (87 days). The health status of the animals was monitored, and mortality was recorded. Before slaughtering, 30 rabbits were randomly selected for haematological and serum biochemical analysis. During slaughter, 18 rabbits were randomly selected for histopathological study in heart, liver, lung and small intestine. The health status of rabbits was good, with no differences among treatments in mortality. Diet and sex did not affect the values of most haematological and serum biochemical parameters. Fibrinogen, glucose and high-density lipolipoprotein values increased significantly from 0 to 320 g/kg A. dubius diets. The white blood cell count and glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase values decreased significantly from 0 to 320 g/kg A. dubius diets. The organs showed histologically well-structured tissues. However, in all experimental groups several samples with lesions were observed, always highly focalized in small tissue areas. The main lesions observed, probably related to conditions of thermal stress affecting the rabbits, were cholesterolosis (heart), steatosis (liver), inflammatory lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate (lung) and chronic inflammatory tissue damage (small intestine). In conclusion, the inclusion of up to 320 g/kg A. dubius in diet did not jeopardize the health status of growing rabbits. Therefore, A. dubius can become an alternative raw material for the formulation of feeds in tropical and subtropical countries where this plant is widespread.

Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • effect of the inclusion of Amaranthus dubius in diets on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits
    Journal of Applied Animal Research, 2018
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero, Rafael Morenorojas, P Gonzalezredondo, Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta
    Abstract:

    ABSTRACTThis study evaluated the effect of dietary supplementation with Amaranthus dubius on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits. One hundred and six New Zealand White rabbits, weaned at 35 d of age, were assigned to three experimental diets including 0%, 16% and 32% of A. dubius (A0, A16 and A32), and were fed ad libitum until their slaughter at 87 d of age. Drip loss percentage (A0: 2.47, A16: 3.83 and A32: 3.61%; P < .05), dissectible fact percentage (A0: 3.02, A16: 3.63 and A32: 3.77%; P < .05) and thoracic cage percentage (A0: 12.97, A16: 13.68 and A32: 13.68%; P < .05) increased with diets including A. dubius. Contrarily, hind part percentage (A0: 40.00, A16: 38.95 and A32: 38.89%; P < .05) and compactness of the carcass decreased (A0: 2.38, A16: 2.42 and A32: 2.48; P < .01). The inclusion of A. dubius in the diets increased protein (A0: 21.52, A16: 23.76 and A32: 24.27%; P < .05) and fat contents (A0: 3.33, A16: 4.16 and A32: 5.39%; P < .05), while moisture of meat decreas...

  • toxic and antinutritional substances content of Amaranthus dubius mart ex thell effect of plant part and harvesting season
    Revista De La Facultad De Agronomia De La Universidad Del Zulia, 2016
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero, Rafael Morenorojas, P Gonzalezredondo, Rosa Ferrer, Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta
    Abstract:

    Amaranth species are gaining increasing interest for human and animal nutrition, although its use is limited due to their toxic and antinutritional substances contents. The contents of toxic and antinutritionals substances (oxalates, phytates, total phenols, condensate tannins, hydrolysable tannins and cyanide) in the leaves, stems, and panicles of Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell., not yet investigated, were evaluated in both rainy and dry seasons. The plants were cultivated in El Nectar Hacienda, located in Merecure, in the municipality of Acevedo, Miranda State, Venezuela (10o31’38″ N, 66o33’16″ W). The concentration of oxalates, phytates, total phenols, condensate and hydrolysable tannins were determined by classic colorimetric techniques, the cyanide being determined by silver nitrnitrate titration. The content of toxic and antinutrients in A. dubiusranged from 169.6 to 368.5 mg of oxalates.kg -1 DM, 0.771 to 7.482 mg of phytates.g -1 DM, 0.47 to 1.77 mg of total phenols.g -1 DM, and 0.22 to 1.20 mg of condensate tannins.g -1 DM. Cyanide and hydrolysable tannins were not detected. The values of most of these substances presented differences according to harvesting seasons and plant part (P<0.001), as well as an interaction between both factors. The content of toxic and antinutrients was generally higher in the dry than in the rainy season for all parts of the plant. The harvesting season and the plant part affect the content of toxic and antinutritional substances in A.dubius, whose values were, however, below the maximum levels allowed by regulators for human consumption. Therefore, as raw material it does not need to be processed in order to guarantee its harmlessness.

  • effects of diets with Amaranthus dubius mart ex thell on performance and digestibility of growing rabbits
    World Rabbit Science, 2015
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero, Rafael Morenorojas, B. Bracho, P Gonzalezredondo, Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta
    Abstract:

    The effects on performance and digestibility in growing rabbits were studied by comparing 3 diets containing increasing inclusion rates of amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.): 0 (A0), 160 (A16) and 320 g/kg (A32 diet). Diets were formulated isoproteic and isocaloric to meet the nutrient requirements of growing rabbits. One hundred and thirteen weaned New Zealand White rabbits (mean±standard deviation weight: 760±102 g), individually caged, were randomly assigned to one of the 3  experimental diets. Rabbits were fed ad libitum from 35 to 87 d of age, and health status and performance traits were  onitored. The coefficients of total tract apparent digestibility of the diets were measured between 42 and 46 d of age in 12 rabbits per treatment. Amaranthus dubius contained 209 g/kg dry matter (DM) of crude protein and 398 g/kg DM of neutral detergent fibre. There were no significant differences between treatments in weight gain (mean 21.6 g/d) and live weight at the end of the fattening period (mean 1883 g). Daily feed intake was higher (P<0.05) in A0 than in A16 and A32 diets (85.4 vs. 73.7 and 69.9 g/d, respectively), and feed conversion rate improved with increased inclusion of A. dubius in the diet (from 3.84 to 3.28 for A0 and A32 diets, respectively; P<0.05). Health status was not affected by the amaranth inclusion rate. Total tract apparent digestibility showed high values, with no differences among diets except for ether extract. Thus, A. dubius could be considered as an alternative source of protein and fibre for rabbit feeding in tropical and subtropical regions.

Molina Edgar – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Effect of the inclusion of Amaranthus dubius in diets on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits
    'Informa UK Limited', 2017
    Co-Authors: Molina Edgar, González-redondo Pedro, Moreno-rojas Rafael, Montero Quintero Kelia, Sánchez-urdaneta Adriana
    Abstract:

    This study evaluated the effect of dietary supplementation with Amaranthus dubius on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits. One hundred and six New Zealand White rabbits, weaned at 35 d of age, were assigned to three experimental diets including 0%, 16% and 32% of A. dubius (A0, A16 and A32), and were fed ad libitum until their slaughter at 87 d of age. Drip loss percentage (A0: 2.47, A16: 3.83 and A32: 3.61%; P < .05), dissectible fact percentage (A0: 3.02, A16: 3.63 and A32: 3.77%; P < .05) and thoracic cage percentage (A0: 12.97, A16: 13.68 and A32: 13.68%; P < .05) increased with diets including A. dubius. Contrarily, hind part percentage (A0: 40.00, A16: 38.95 and A32: 38.89%; P < .05) and compactness of the carcass decreased (A0: 2.38, A16: 2.42 and A32: 2.48; P < .01). The inclusion of A. dubius in the diets increased protein (A0: 21.52, A16: 23.76 and A32: 24.27%; P < .05) and fat contents (A0: 3.33, A16: 4.16 and A32: 5.39%; P < .05), while moisture of meat decreased proportionally (A0: 74.23, A16: 70.99 and A32: 67.70%; P < .05). These findings suggest that A. dubius can be considered as an alternative raw material for rabbit feeding in tropical and subtropical regions where it is widespread

  • Sustancias tóxicas y antinutricionales de Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell. Efecto de la parte de la planta y la época de recolecta
    Universidad de Zulía, 2016
    Co-Authors: Molina Edgar, González-redondo Pedro, Moreno-rojas Rafael, Montero Quintero Kelia, Ferrer Rosa, Sánchez Urdaneta A.
    Abstract:

    Amaranth species are gaining increasing interest for human and animal nutrition, although its use is limited due to their toxic and antinutritional substances contents. The contents of toxic and antinutritionals substances (oxalates, phytates, total phenols, condensate tannins, hydrolysable tannins and cyanide) in the leaves, stems, and panicles of Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell., not yet investigated, were evaluated in both rainy and dry seasons. The plants were cultivated in El Néctar Hacienda, located in Merecure, in the municipality of Acevedo, Miranda State, Venezuela (10º31’38″ N, 66º33’16″ W). The concentration of oxalates, phytates, total phenols, condensate and hydrolysable tannins were determined by classic colorimetric techniques, the cyanide being determined by silver nitrnitrate titration. The content of toxic and antinutrients in A. dubius ranged from 169.6 to 368.5 mg of oxalates.kg-1 DM, 0.771 to 7.482 mg of phytates.g-1 DM, 0.47 to 1.77 mg of total phenols.g-1 DM, and 0.22 to 1.20 mg of condensate tannins.g-1 DM. Cyanide and hydrolysable tannins were not detected. The values of most of these substances presented differences according to harvesting seasons and plant part (P

  • Effects of diets with Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell. on performance and digestibility of growing rabbits
    'Universitat Politecnica de Valencia', 2015
    Co-Authors: Molina Edgar, González-redondo Pedro, Moreno-rojas Rafael, Montero-quintero Keyla, Bracho Belkys, Sánchez-urdaneta Adriana
    Abstract:

    [EN] The effects on performance and digestibility in growing rabbits were studied by comparing 3 diets containing increasing inclusion rates of amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.): 0 (A0), 160 (A16) and 320 g/kg (A32 diet). Diets were formulated isoproteic and isocaloric to meet the nutrient requirements of growing rabbits. One hundred and thirteen weaned New Zealand White rabbits (mean±standard deviation weight: 760±102 g), individually caged, were randomly assigned to one of the 3  experimental diets. Rabbits were fed ad libitum from 35 to 87 d of age, and health status and performance traits were  onitored. The coefficients of total tract apparent digestibility of the diets were measured between 42 and 46 d of age in 12 rabbits per treatment. Amaranthus dubius contained 209 g/kg dry matter (DM) of crude protein and 398 g/kg DM of neutral detergent fibre. There were no significant differences between treatments in weight gain (mean 21.6 g/d) and live weight at the end of the fattening period (mean 1883 g). Daily feed intake was higher (P

Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • effect of the inclusion of Amaranthus dubius in diets on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits
    Journal of Applied Animal Research, 2018
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero, Rafael Morenorojas, P Gonzalezredondo, Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta
    Abstract:

    ABSTRACTThis study evaluated the effect of dietary supplementation with Amaranthus dubius on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits. One hundred and six New Zealand White rabbits, weaned at 35 d of age, were assigned to three experimental diets including 0%, 16% and 32% of A. dubius (A0, A16 and A32), and were fed ad libitum until their slaughter at 87 d of age. Drip loss percentage (A0: 2.47, A16: 3.83 and A32: 3.61%; P < .05), dissectible fact percentage (A0: 3.02, A16: 3.63 and A32: 3.77%; P < .05) and thoracic cage percentage (A0: 12.97, A16: 13.68 and A32: 13.68%; P < .05) increased with diets including A. dubius. Contrarily, hind part percentage (A0: 40.00, A16: 38.95 and A32: 38.89%; P < .05) and compactness of the carcass decreased (A0: 2.38, A16: 2.42 and A32: 2.48; P < .01). The inclusion of A. dubius in the diets increased protein (A0: 21.52, A16: 23.76 and A32: 24.27%; P < .05) and fat contents (A0: 3.33, A16: 4.16 and A32: 5.39%; P < .05), while moisture of meat decreas...

  • toxic and antinutritional substances content of Amaranthus dubius mart ex thell effect of plant part and harvesting season
    Revista De La Facultad De Agronomia De La Universidad Del Zulia, 2016
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero, Rafael Morenorojas, P Gonzalezredondo, Rosa Ferrer, Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta
    Abstract:

    Amaranth species are gaining increasing interest for human and animal nutrition, although its use is limited due to their toxic and antinutritional substances contents. The contents of toxic and antinutritionals substances (oxalates, phytates, total phenols, condensate tannins, hydrolysable tannins and cyanide) in the leaves, stems, and panicles of Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell., not yet investigated, were evaluated in both rainy and dry seasons. The plants were cultivated in El Nectar Hacienda, located in Merecure, in the municipality of Acevedo, Miranda State, Venezuela (10o31’38″ N, 66o33’16″ W). The concentration of oxalates, phytates, total phenols, condensate and hydrolysable tannins were determined by classic colorimetric techniques, the cyanide being determined by silver nitrate titration. The content of toxic and antinutrients in A. dubiusranged from 169.6 to 368.5 mg of oxalates.kg -1 DM, 0.771 to 7.482 mg of phytates.g -1 DM, 0.47 to 1.77 mg of total phenols.g -1 DM, and 0.22 to 1.20 mg of condensate tannins.g -1 DM. Cyanide and hydrolysable tannins were not detected. The values of most of these substances presented differences according to harvesting seasons and plant part (P<0.001), as well as an interaction between both factors. The content of toxic and antinutrients was generally higher in the dry than in the rainy season for all parts of the plant. The harvesting season and the plant part affect the content of toxic and antinutritional substances in A.dubius, whose values were, however, below the maximum levels allowed by regulators for human consumption. Therefore, as raw material it does not need to be processed in order to guarantee its harmlessness.

  • effects of diets with Amaranthus dubius mart ex thell on performance and digestibility of growing rabbits
    World Rabbit Science, 2015
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Keyla Carolina Monteroquintero, Rafael Morenorojas, B. Bracho, P Gonzalezredondo, Adriana Beatriz Sanchezurdaneta
    Abstract:

    The effects on performance and digestibility in growing rabbits were studied by comparing 3 diets containing increasing inclusion rates of amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.): 0 (A0), 160 (A16) and 320 g/kg (A32 diet). Diets were formulated isoproteic and isocaloric to meet the nutrient requirements of growing rabbits. One hundred and thirteen weaned New Zealand White rabbits (mean±standard deviation weight: 760±102 g), individually caged, were randomly assigned to one of the 3  experimental diets. Rabbits were fed ad libitum from 35 to 87 d of age, and health status and performance traits were  onitored. The coefficients of total tract apparent digestibility of the diets were measured between 42 and 46 d of age in 12 rabbits per treatment. Amaranthus dubius contained 209 g/kg dry matter (DM) of crude protein and 398 g/kg DM of neutral detergent fibre. There were no significant differences between treatments in weight gain (mean 21.6 g/d) and live weight at the end of the fattening period (mean 1883 g). Daily feed intake was higher (P<0.05) in A0 than in A16 and A32 diets (85.4 vs. 73.7 and 69.9 g/d, respectively), and feed conversion rate improved with increased inclusion of A. dubius in the diet (from 3.84 to 3.28 for A0 and A32 diets, respectively; P<0.05). Health status was not affected by the amaranth inclusion rate. Total tract apparent digestibility showed high values, with no differences among diets except for ether extract. Thus, A. dubius could be considered as an alternative source of protein and fibre for rabbit feeding in tropical and subtropical regions.

Adriana Beatriz Sánchez-urdaneta – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Hypolipidemic and Hypoglycaemic Effect of Wholemeal Bread with Amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.) on Sprague Dawley Rats
    Foods (Basel Switzerland), 2020
    Co-Authors: Adriana Beatriz Sánchez-urdaneta, E Molina, Pedro González-redondo, Keyla Carolina Montero-quintero, Belkys Bracho-bravo, Rafael Moreno-rojas
    Abstract:

    The effect of consuming breads made with wheat flour and Amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.) wholemeal flour on Sprague Dawley rats with hyperlipidaemia and hyperglycaemia induced through feeding was studied. Four diets were provided: control (CD: Ratarina®), commercial bread (CBD), bread with 100 g·kg-1 (ABD10) and 200 g·kg-1 (ABD20) amaranth flour. Zoometric and blood chemistry parameters were measured before and after consuming the diets. A completely random factorial design of 2 × 4 × 2 was used. The factors were blood lipids and glucose level (normal, N and elevated, E), diet (CD, CBD, ABD10 and ABD20) and sex (female, F and male, M). The rats consuming ABD10 and ABD20 diets presented the lowest glucose values, although with no differences (p > 0.05) between the groups of elevated blood lipids and glucose rats (E). Triglyceride concentrations decreased in ABD10 and ABD20 treatments in comparison with CD, elevated blood lipids and glucose (E) rats, while ABD10 rats showed lower total cholesterol level than normal (N) rats. The high-density lipoprotein cholesterol values increased in the ABD10 and ABD20 groups (p < 0.05), while it did lower for very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiac risk index (p < 0.05). In ABD10 and ABD20 treatments, the abdominal circumference decreased in both sexes (p < 0.05) between weeks 23 and 31. In conclusion, consumption of bread with amaranth improved lipid profiles of rats and could help to prevent metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

  • Evaluation of haematological, serum biochemical and histopathological parameters of growing rabbits fed Amaranthus dubius.
    Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition, 2017
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Pedro González-redondo, Rafael Moreno-rojas, Keyla Carolina Montero-quintero, N Chirinos-quintero, Adriana Beatriz Sánchez-urdaneta
    Abstract:

    Amaranthus dubius is an alternative source of fibre and protein for the feed formulation for growing rabbits, although its effects on their health status are yet unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of three dietary levels (0, 160 and 320 g/kg) of A. dubius on haematological, serum biochemical and histopathological parameters of fattening rabbits. One hundred and thirteen New Zealand White rabbits were fed ad libitum from weaning (35 days) to slaughter (87 days). The health status of the animals was monitored, and mortality was recorded. Before slaughtering, 30 rabbits were randomly selected for haematological and serum biochemical analysis. During slaughter, 18 rabbits were randomly selected for histopathological study in heart, liver, lung and small intestine. The health status of rabbits was good, with no differences among treatments in mortality. Diet and sex did not affect the values of most haematological and serum biochemical parameters. Fibrinogen, glucose and high-density lipoprotein values increased significantly from 0 to 320 g/kg A. dubius diets. The white blood cell count and glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase values decreased significantly from 0 to 320 g/kg A. dubius diets. The organs showed histologically well-structured tissues. However, in all experimental groups several samples with lesions were observed, always highly focalized in small tissue areas. The main lesions observed, probably related to conditions of thermal stress affecting the rabbits, were cholesterolosis (heart), steatosis (liver), inflammatory lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate (lung) and chronic inflammatory tissue damage (small intestine). In conclusion, the inclusion of up to 320 g/kg A. dubius in diet did not jeopardize the health status of growing rabbits. Therefore, A. dubius can become an alternative raw material for the formulation of feeds in tropical and subtropical countries where this plant is widespread.

  • Effect of the inclusion of Amaranthus dubius in diets on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits
    Journal of Applied Animal Research, 2017
    Co-Authors: E Molina, Pedro González-redondo, Rafael Moreno-rojas, Keyla Carolina Montero-quintero, Adriana Beatriz Sánchez-urdaneta
    Abstract:

    ABSTRACTThis study evaluated the effect of dietary supplementation with Amaranthus dubius on carcass characteristics and meat quality of fattening rabbits. One hundred and six New Zealand White rabbits, weaned at 35 d of age, were assigned to three experimental diets including 0%, 16% and 32% of A. dubius (A0, A16 and A32), and were fed ad libitum until their slaughter at 87 d of age. Drip loss percentage (A0: 2.47, A16: 3.83 and A32: 3.61%; P