Animal 2022 May 15;16(5):100517. Epub 2022 Apr 15.
College of Agriculture, Yanbian University, Yanji 133000, China; Engineering Research Center of North-East Cold Region Beef Cattle Science & Technology Innovation, Ministry of Education, Yanbian University, Yanji 133000, China.
Supplementing diets with active dry yeast (ADY, Saccharomyces cerevisiae) improves the carcass quality grade of beef cattle and the tenderness of beef. The relevant mechanisms have not been fully elucidated, but may be related to the effect of ADY on oxidative stress and the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). To provide further insight into these mechanisms, this study evaluated the influence of ADY supplementation on growth performance, carcass traits, meat quality, concentrations of MMPs in serum (MMP-2, MMP-9 and MMP-13), oxidative stress indices and antioxidant capacity indices in beef cattle. Read More