2017-062 – Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride Increases Broiler Chicken Growth and Myogenesis When Injected in Ovo

Researchers at Kansas State University have shown that the administration of Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, improves the quantity and quality of muscle tissue produced by domesticated meat animals. Poultry: We have demonstrated that an in ovo injection of NR in developing chicken embryos increased the weight, length, and depth of the Pectoralis major muscle of chickens when measured immediately after hatching. This increases the weight of the most economically important muscle of birds produced for meat production. Swine: We have demonstrated that NR consumption by pigs increases growth, and improves meat color stability by increasing muscle NAD+ content. This increases the efficiency of growth and lengthens the time of retail meat sales. Bret Ford bretford@ksu.edu 785-532-3924

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