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Publicado: 2013-11-20

Determination of Chromium in Beef Heifers Nellore Supplemented with Chelate Chrome

slaughter diet toxicity


The objective of this work was to determine the amount of total chromium in beef heifers supplemented with chelated chromium in the rearing and finishing. We used 80 Nelore heifers at 12 months of age with mineral supplementation associated or not to chelate chromium, with average live weight of 220 kg. Were selected 36 heifer seach experimental group for analysis of meat samples. For the determination of chromium residue in the muscle tissue of the sample was1.5 g digested in a mixture of 5 ml 65% nitric acid and 1 ml of 30% hydrogen peroxide at 120° C for 12 hours block microdigestor. The total content of chromium was determined by spectrophotometry of atomic absorption flame. The experimental design was completely randomized and the results were analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) at 5% significance. It is concluded that the inclusion of chromium in the chelate heifers mineral supplementation increased the chromium content in the meat


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Moreira, P., Fiel, C., Palhari, C., Lourenço, F. J., & Andrade, R. L. T. (2013). Determination of Chromium in Beef Heifers Nellore Supplemented with Chelate Chrome. Scientific Electronic Archives, 4, 54–58.