The fast growth rates in commercially reared chickens could lead to the changes in their muscle tissue structure and cause breast muscle myopathies, including deep pectoral myopathy (DPM). The incidence of DPM depends on various factors including rearing conditions, age, sex, weight and genetic strain. The aims of the present paper were to report a case of DPM in broiler chickens bought in a supermarket and review important information regarding this disease from the available literature, especially its effect on meat quality parameters and consumer preferences.
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