Effects of dietary chromium supplementation on performance, carcass characteristics, and meat quality of growing-finishing swine: a meta-analysis.

  title={Effects of dietary chromium supplementation on performance, carcass characteristics, and meat quality of growing-finishing swine: a meta-analysis.},
  author={James Sales and Filip Jan{\vc}{\'i}k},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={89 12},
Dietary Cr supplementation has potential to decrease fat and increase lean in carcasses of growing-finishing swine. However, effects of Cr supplementation on performance and economically important carcass and meat quality characteristics varied considerably among studies. Therefore, a meta-analysis was designed to quantitatively describe effects obtained in several independent studies. To accommodate differences in methodology among studies, standardized effect sizes (Hedges's g) were… 

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