Effects of dietary magnesium and short-duration transportation on stress response, postmortem muscle metabolism, and meat quality of finishing swine.

@article{Apple2005EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary magnesium and short-duration transportation on stress response, postmortem muscle metabolism, and meat quality of finishing swine.},
  author={J. Apple and Elizabeth B. Kegley and Charles V. Maxwell and Linda Rakes and Doug L Galloway and T. J. Wistuba},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 7},
  pages={1633-45}
}
Crossbred pigs, heterozygous for the halothane gene, were used to determine the effects of long-term dietary supplementation of magnesium mica (MM) and short-duration transportation stress on performance, stress response, postmortem metabolism, and pork quality. Pigs were blocked by weight, penned in groups (six pigs per pen), and pens (three pens per diet) were assigned randomly either to a control corn-soybean meal diet or the control diet supplemented with 2.5% MM (as-fed basis; supplemented… CONTINUE READING