The effects of hydrolysed sorghum on growth performance and meat quality of rabbits


  • Carlos Alberto Hernández-Martínez Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Griselda Fabiola Treviño-Cabrera Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Carlos Eduardo Hernández-Luna Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Ramón Silva-Vázquez Instituto Tecnológico de Parral
  • Michael E. Hume Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service
  • Guadalupe Gutiérrez-Soto Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Gerardo Méndez-Zamora Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León



feed intake, muscle, Pycnoporus sanguineus CS2, texture, Trametes maxima CU1, rabbits


The effect of sorghum hydrolysed by Trametes maxima CU1 and Pycnoporus sanguineus CS2 was evaluated on growth performance traits and rabbit meat quality. A total of 24 unsexed New Zealand rabbits, weaned at 20 d of age, were allocated to 2 treatments: T1 (diet including 300 g/kg of non-hydrolysed sorghum) and T2 (diet including 300 g/kg of hydrolysed sorghum by Trametes maxima CU1 and Pycnoporus sanguineus CS2). Rabbits of group T2 did not have significantly different (P>0.05) feed intake compared to those in T1. Carcass traits were also not significantly different (P>0.05) between the 2 groups. The pH, water-holding capacity, colour and cooking loss of the longissimus lumborum were not different (P>0.05) between treatments, whereas the pH of the rabbits biceps femoris was higher in T2 (6.21; P<0.05) than in T1 (6.14). Meat hardness and gumminess in T2 were lower (P<0.05) in comparison to meat from T1. Thus, sorghum hydrolysed by Trametes maxima CU1 and Pycnoporus sanguineus CS2 contributed to a better rabbit meat texture.


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Author Biographies

Carlos Alberto Hernández-Martínez, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Facultad de Agronomía

Griselda Fabiola Treviño-Cabrera, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Facultad de Agronomía

Carlos Eduardo Hernández-Luna, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas

Michael E. Hume, Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service

Food and Feed Safety Research Unit, Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, College Station, Texas, 77845, USA.

Guadalupe Gutiérrez-Soto, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Facultad de Agronomía

Gerardo Méndez-Zamora, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Facultad de Agronomía


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