Effect of dietary chromium-L-methionine on glucose metabolism of beef steers.

  title={Effect of dietary chromium-L-methionine on glucose metabolism of beef steers.},
  author={Elizabeth B. Kegley and Doug L Galloway and Timothy M. Fakler},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={78 12},
Thirty-six crossbred steers (288 +/- 3.7 kg initial BW) were used to determine the effect of Cr, as chromium-L-methionine, on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in beef calves. Calves were fed a control diet or the diet supplemented with 400 or 800 microg Cr/kg of diet as chromium-L-methionine. Calves were kept in drylots (six calves/pen; two pens/dietary treatment). Steers were caught twice a day in locking headgates and individually fed their respective diets for a period of 22, 23, or… CONTINUE READING


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