The role of chromium in animal nutrition

Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council

The American feed industry manufactures tons of dietary supplements and additives each year for inclusion in the diets of food-producing animals. Some scientists have suggested that chromium should be a key ingredient in nutritional supplements. Controversy exists, however, over whether chromium sources should be approved as feed additives and whether enough data exist to establish dietary requirements. Chromium use has been suggested to have positive impacts on farm profitability, and many animal health benefits have been attributed to chromium supplementation, including increased longevity; enhanced reproduction; decreased incidence of metabolic disorders, stress effects, and disease; reduced need for antibiotic usage; improved immune response; and lean carcass quality. This book addresses recent research on chromium in animal diets; metabolic interactions between chromium and other nutrients; assessments of form and species interactions; supplementation effects; bioavailability of chromium forms and sources; and effects of diet composition, stressors, and animal physiological status on chromium utilization.It also provides recommendations on the essentiality of dietary chromium in domestic animal species and guidelines for use of dietary chromium.

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書名 The role of chromium in animal nutrition
著作者等 National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Animal Nutrition
Board on Agriculture
National Academy of Sciences
National Research Council
Committee on Animal Nutrition
出版元 National Academy Press
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 x, 80 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 030906354X
NCID BA34159658
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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