Effect of hen age, egg weight and storage system on physical properties of egg from white-egg laying hens

Cardoso Maciel, William and Daza Andrada, Argimiro and Callejo Ramos, Antonio and Siqueira de Castro Teixeira, Regis and Buxade Carbo, Carlos (2011). Effect of hen age, egg weight and storage system on physical properties of egg from white-egg laying hens. "PUBVET, Publicaçoes em Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnica", v. 32 (n. 5); pp. 961-971. ISSN 1982-1263.

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Title: Effect of hen age, egg weight and storage system on physical properties of egg from white-egg laying hens
Author/s:
  • Cardoso Maciel, William
  • Daza Andrada, Argimiro
  • Callejo Ramos, Antonio
  • Siqueira de Castro Teixeira, Regis
  • Buxade Carbo, Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: PUBVET, Publicaçoes em Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnica
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1982-1263
Volume: 32
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Agrícolas (UPM)
Department: Producción Animal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A total of 72 eggs from a group of 100 white laying hens housed in standard cages were analyzed. Thirty-six eggs were retired when the hens had 44 week of age and the other 36 eggs were retired eight weeks afterwards. Each group of 36 eggs was radomly divided in three groups of 12 eggs. First group was analyzed at once (storage system C); second one was kept during one week in the refrigerator (5ºC) (storage system R), and third group were kept also one week but on ambient temperature (25ºC) (storage system ET). The hen age, egg weight and storage system had not significant (P>0.05) effect on shell thickness. The specific gravity (SG) has a positive relation with shell quality. The egg class and storage system significantly (P<0,05) affected to SG, while no influence of bird age on this variable was observed. The yolk color increased with hen age but storage system had not effect on this variable. The increase of the hen age and the R and AT storage systems significantly (P<0.05) reduced albumen height (H) and the interaction hen age x storage system was significant (P<0.025) for this variable. The reduction of the H due to R and ET storage systems was higher in the eggs from hens with 52 weeks of age than in those from hens with 44 weeks of age. The Haugh units (HU) was significantly (P<0.05) affected by hen age, egg class and storage system. The hen age increase reduced HU and the R and ET eggs had lower HU than C eggs. It is concluded that the bird age and storage system with high temperatures reduced the egg quality.

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Item ID: 14081
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14081/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14081
Official URL: http://www.pubvet.com.br/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Feb 2013 12:23
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:01
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