Show simple item record

dc.contributor.supervisor House, James D. (Food and Human nutritional sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Rasool, Umar
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-13T16:11:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-13T16:11:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.date.submitted 2018-04-03T17:37:22Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32976
dc.description.abstract The overall aim of the research presented in this thesis was to evaluate production performance parameters, and the fatty acid and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contents of breast and thigh muscles of fast-growing broiler chickens consuming diets containing hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) products. To address this aim, two experiments were conducted in growing broiler chickens to assess performance (gain, feed intake, feed efficiency) and muscle lipid and cannabinoid levels, in birds consuming diets containing whole hemp seed, hemp oil or hemp meal. In general, the use of hemp products, when included at isonitrogenous and isocaloric substitution levels, led to similar performance in broilers as corn-soybean meal-fed control birds. Additionally, given high levels of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, in hemp products, muscle tissues were enriched in this fatty acid. Finally, levels of THC were below limits of detection in edible broiler tissues. The results provide evidence of the safety and efficacy of hemp product inclusion for use in diets of broiler chickens. en_US
dc.subject Hemp, broiler, THC, PUFA, n-3 fatty acids, chicken en_US
dc.title Safety and efficacy of hemp products in broiler production en_US
dc.degree.discipline Animal Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Slominski, Bogdan A. (Animal Science) Aliani, Michel (Food and Human Nutritional Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2018 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

View Statistics