Effects of Different Sources of Dietary Chromium and Copper on Growth Performances, Nutrients Digestibility, Fecal Cr, Cu and Zn Excretion in Growing Pigs

크롬과 구리의 형태별 병용급여가 육성돈의 육성성적, 소화율 및 분의 Cr, Cu, Zn 배출량에 미치는 영향 미치는 영향

  • Park, Jeoung-Keum (Dept. of Feed Science & Technology, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Woong (Dept. of Feed Science & Technology, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Yoo, Young-Beom (Dept. of Feed Science & Technology, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Lee, Jun-Yeop (Dept. of Feed Science & Technology, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Ohh, Sang-Jip (Dept. of Feed Science & Technology, Kangwon National University)
  • 박정금 (강원대학교 사료생산공학과) ;
  • 김진웅 (강원대학교 사료생산공학과) ;
  • 유영범 (강원대학교 사료생산공학과) ;
  • 이준엽 (강원대학교 사료생산공학과) ;
  • 오상집 (강원대학교 사료생산공학과)
  • Published : 2008.06.01


This study was carried out to evaluate effects of either organic or inorganic sources of both chromium and copper on growth performances, nutrients digestibility and fecal Cr, Cu, and Zn excretion in growing pigs. A total of 36 growing pigs((Landrace×Yorkshire)×Duroc, weighing 61.2kg in average) were allotted to 4 treatments with 3 replicates and 3 pigs per replicate. Four treatments were designated by supplemental sources of both chromium and copper as follows: ①200ppb Cr as Cr-methionine chelate(CrMet) and 200ppm Cuas copper methionine chelate(CuMet), ②200ppb Cr as CrMet and 200ppm Cu as copper sulfate(CuSO4), ③200ppb Cr as chromium chloride(CrCl3) and 200ppm Cu as CuMet, ④200ppb Cr as CrCl3 and 200ppm Cu as CuSO4. Growth performance was highest(p<0.05) in CrMet and CuMet supplemented diet treatment. Nutrients digestibility of diets was lowest(p<0.05) in CrMet and CuSO4 supplemented diet treatment, and highest(p<0.05) in CrMet and CuMet supplemented diet treatment. Fecal copper, zinc and chromium excretion was highest(p<0.05) in CrCl3 and CuSO4 supplementation treatment and lowest(p<0.05) in CrMet and CuMet supplementation treatment. This study showed a relatively high degree of utilization of Cr and Cu as well as Zn by supplementation of CrMet and CuMet compared with those of the inorganic sources.


Chromium; Copper; Growing pig; Inorganic; Methionine chelates


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