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Influence of dietary supplementation of chromium on the carcass traits of crossbred pigs

Guikinglung Pamei, P. Tensingh Gnanaraj, T. Sivakumar, K. Thilak Pon Jawahar, T. Muthuramalingam, P. Pothiappan.


This study was conducted to assess the influence of chromium on the carcass traits in crossbred (Large White Yorkshire X Landrace) pigs fed with swill feeding for a period of 5 months. Early-weaned crossbred piglets (n=24) were selected for this study, and the piglets were randomly divided into three equal groups; Group I, II, and III. The piglets were reared by following standard health coverage protocols. The feeds of Group I and II were supplemented with chromium in the form of chromium tripicolinate at 0.1 and 0.2 mg/kg of swill feed respectively, and Group III was kept as control. Carcass weight, carcass length, and bone percentage showed no significant difference among the three groups. However, better dressing percentage was observed in Group I (p

Key words: Carcass traits, Chromium, Crossbred pigs

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