Evaluation of the carcass and non-carcass components of collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) fed diets containing palm kernel cake

  • Natália Inagaki Albuquerque Embrapa
  • Priscila Reis Kahwage Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará
  • Jociel Ferreira Costa Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará
  • José Aparecido Moreira UFRN
  • Alexandre Rossetto Garcia Embrapa
  • Hilma Tavares Dias Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará
  • Diva Anelie De Araújo Guimarães Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará
Keywords: Pecari tajacu

Abstract

The objective was to study characteristics of the carcass and non-carcass body components of collared peccaries fed diets including palm kernel cake (PKC). The effects of increasing dietary levels of PKC inclusion, 0, 7.5, 15 and 22.5%, in diets based on maize grain and wheat middlings were analyzed. Twenty experimental pens (12m2), were used to house pairs of male collared peccaries during the finishing phase. Each pen constituted an experimental unit. Under a randomized block design the treatments were randomly assigned to animals blocked according to weight and age. At conclusion of the nutrition experiment the animals were slaughtered in a commercial abattoir for swine. For the respective treatments including from 0 to 22.5% PKC, dressed carcass yield was 58.37, 58.43, 56.78, and 60.42%, while yield of ham as a proportion of the left half carcass was 29.65, 32.08, 31.16, and 29.83%, with no significant difference (P > 0.05). Neither were effects of PKC levels found for liveweight, fasted weight, warm carcass weight, carcass length, and weight of blood, head, skin, organs, fat and three commercial cuts. The results indicate that inclusion of up to 22.5% of PKC in diets for collared peccaries had no detrimental effect on animal performance or carcass characteristics.

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Author Biography

Diva Anelie De Araújo Guimarães, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará
2007 - 2008 Pós-Doutorado . Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Bolsista do(a): Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior ,CAPES ,Brasil . Grande área: Ciências Agrárias / Área: Medicina Veterinária / Subárea: Reprodução Animal. 1997 - 2000 Doutorado em Ciências Biológicas. Universidade Federal do Pará, UFPA, Brasil. Título: Aspectos reprodutivos e endócrinos da puberdade, ciclo estral, gestação e cio pós-parto de cutias (Rodentia: Dasyproctidae), criadas em cativeiro, Ano de Obtenção: 2000. Conservação das Espécies Animais. 1990 - 1993 Mestrado em Zoologia Universidade Federal do Pará, UFPA, Brasil. Algumas Características Reprodutivas da Cutia Fêmea (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) Criada em Cativeiro, 1991 - 1991 Especialização em Educação na Área de Ciências Biológicas. Universidade Federal do Pará, UFPA, Brasil. 1985 - 1988 Graduação em Biomedicina. Universidade Federal do Pará, UFPA, Brasil.
Published
2011-12-22
How to Cite
Albuquerque, Natália Inagaki, Priscila Reis Kahwage, Jociel Ferreira Costa, José Aparecido Moreira, Alexandre Rossetto Garcia, Hilma Tavares Dias, and Diva Anelie De Araújo Guimarães. 2011. “Evaluation of the Carcass and Non-Carcass Components of Collared Peccary (Pecari Tajacu) Fed Diets Containing Palm Kernel Cake”. Latin American Archives of Animal Production 20 (3-4). https://ojs.alpa.uy/index.php/ojs_files/article/view/2178.
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