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Feeding goats on scrubby Mexican rangeland and pasteurization: influences on milk and artisan cheese quality.
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PMID:  20229357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of foraging on local scrubby rangeland versus stable feeding with high-protein concentrate as well as the compulsory pasteurization process on goats' milk and artisan soft cheese quality in terms of chemical composition and fatty acid profile. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in the energy, fat, or ash content of milk and cheese due to feeding; however, a significant influence of feeding on cheese protein and fatty acids in both milk and cheese was detected. Feeding on scrubby rangeland tended to increase the amounts of major polyunsaturated fatty acids in milk and cheese from goats. Pasteurization, which is mandatory in Mexico, did not alter the fatty acid concentrations in milk or cheese. Small goat-keepers using rangeland resources might claim better economical returns for products recognized as healthier. Further investigations to assure ecosystem sustainability of shrubby rangeland joined with economical evaluations and best animal management to avoid deleterious effects are recommended.
Mario Cuchillo Hilario; Claudia Delgadillo Puga; Nicole Wrage; Fernando Pérez-Gil R
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-03-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1573-7438     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2010-10-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1127-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Animal Nutrition Department, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán, Vasco de Quiroga 15, CP. 14000, México D.F., Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Cheese / analysis,  standards*
Dairying / methods*
Fatty Acids / analysis
Food Handling / methods
Goats / physiology*
Milk / chemistry,  standards*
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0/Fatty Acids

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