Articles | Volume 58, issue 2
Original study
05 Oct 2015
Original study |  | 05 Oct 2015

Dietary Lippia citriodora extract in rabbit feeding: effects on quality of carcass and meat

M. Palazzo, F. Vizzarri, M. Nardoia, S. Ratti, G. Pastorelli, and D. Casamassima

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Short summary
In recent years considerable attention has been focused on the use of natural compounds in animal feeding due to consumer demand. This study shows that the natural extract of Lippia citriodora (main compound verbascoside) has the potential to improve rabbit meat in order to produce functional food, without altering the chemical and physical characteristics of meat.