Abstract: This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of dietary Canola oil (unsaturated oil) of on breast and thigh meat Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA) percentage. A total of 90 Ross 308 strain were randomly divided into 3 experimental treatments with 3 replicates (10 chicks per pen) and arranged in a completely randomized design. The experimental period lasted 6 weeks and during this period, the birds had free access to feed and water. Experimental diets consisted of: Basal diet with 0% canola oil; basal diet with 2% canola oil and basal diet with 3% canola oil. These diets were isonitrogenous and isoenergetic were given to broiler chickens throughout a 42-d growth period. Meat fatty acids profiles with Gas Chromatography (GC) technique were measured. Data was analyzed with one way ANOVA and means compared with Duncan test. According to results Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA) for breast meat is significant (p< 0.05) and from 37.37% reached to 35.94 and 31.76% for T2 and T3, respectively and for thigh meat not significantly difference but numerically decrease and from 36.65% for T1 (0% CO) reached to 33.94 and 34.73%, respectively for T2 and T3.
R. Salamat Doust Nobar , K. Nazeradl , A. Gorbani , H. Aghdam Shahriar and P. Fouladi , 2007. Effect of Canola Oil on Saturated Fatty Acids Contents in Broiler Meat . Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 1204-1208.