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The effect of porcine somatotropin supplementation in pigs on the lipid profile of subcutaneous and intermuscular adipose tissue and longissimus muscle

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rosemary Wander (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Abstract: The effect of porcine somatotropin PST) on the lipid profiles of adipose tissue and muscle was investigated. Sixteen crossbred barrows were injected daily with either 3 mg of PST or a placebo. After slaughter, total lipid and fatty acid composition of raw subcutaneous (SC) adipose and intermuscular (IM) adipose tissue and longissimus muscle were determined. The SC adipose tissue from PST-treated pigs had a 7.5% decrease in total lipid content; specific fatty acids 16:0, 18:0, and 18:1(n-9)c decreased most. The IM fat from PST-treated pigs had lower levels of 16:0 and 20:0. There was no effect of PST treatment on the lipid profile of the longissimus muscle. The data suggest that PST treatment produces small but significant changes in the saturated fatty acid content Of adipose tissue in pigs.

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Journal of Animal Science (copyright holder): 1992. 70:3435-3442
Language: English
Date: 1992
Keywords
Pigs, Somatotropin, Fatty Acids, Lipids