Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

7-2-1991

Abstract

A method is provided for raising meat producing domestic animals to increase lean tissue development. β-hydroxcy-β-methylbutyric acid or an edible salt thereof (HMB) is administered to the animals in an effective amount for a sufficient length of time to obtain a substantial increase in lean tissue weight. Feed compositions for use in practicing the method are also provided. The method and feed compositions are particularly adapted for use with ruminants, including beef cattle and lambs, since HMB is not subject to appreciable rumen destruction. The method can also be practiced with other domestic animals, including chickens, and turkeys.

Patent Number

US 5,028,440

ISURF Reference Number

1211

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,

Application Number

US 07/472,090

Date Filed

1-30-1990

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

EP0465646B1.pdf (316 kB)
EP 0 465 646 B1

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