Strontium Administration in Young Chickens Improves Bone Volume and Architecture but Does not Enhance Bone Structural and Material Strength

@article{Shahnazari2006StrontiumAI,
  title={Strontium Administration in Young Chickens Improves Bone Volume and Architecture but Does not Enhance Bone Structural and Material Strength},
  author={Mohammad Shahnazari and Dean H. Lang and Gary J. Fosmire and Neil A. Sharkey and Alva D. Mitchell and Roland M. Leach},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  year={2006},
  volume={80},
  pages={160-166}
}
Genetic selection for rapid body growth in broiler chickens has resulted in adverse effects on the skeletal system exemplified by a higher rate of cortical fractures in leg bones. Strontium (Sr) has been reported to have beneficial effects on bone formation and strength. We supplemented the diet of 300-day-old chicks with increasing dosages of Sr (0%, 0.12%, or 0.24%) to study the capacity of the element to improve bone quality and mechanical integrity. Treatment with Sr increased cortical bone… CONTINUE READING