Supplemental chromium picolinate influences nitrogen balance, dry matter digestibility, and carcass traits in growing-finishing pigs.

@article{Kornegay1997SupplementalCP,
  title={Supplemental chromium picolinate influences nitrogen balance, dry matter digestibility, and carcass traits in growing-finishing pigs.},
  author={E. T. Kornegay and Z Wang and Cynthia M Wood and Merlin D Lindemann},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1997},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={1319-23}
}
Four trials were conducted to determine the influence of feeding 200 ppb Cr as chromium picolinate (CrPic) on DM digestibility, N balance, and carcass traits of growing-finishing pigs. A 15% CP corn-soybean meal diet was fed during the grower phase, and a 13% CP corn-soybean meal diet was fed during the finisher phase. In each of three trials, crossbred barrows (six littermate pairs) were used for two N balance periods (end of grower, 61.3 kg; end of finisher, 98.9 kg). After the second balance… CONTINUE READING