Effects of copper hydroxychloride on growth performance and abundance of genes involved in lipid metabolism of growing pigs

Dr. Charmaine Espinosa, a post-doctoral research fellow in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, discusses the results of a study conducted to test the hypothesis that supplementation of copper hydroxychloride at 150 mg/kg to diets improves growth performance by upregulating the mRNA transcription of genes involved in post-absorptive metabolism of lipids. Adapted from a presentation at the 2020 ASAS Midwestern Section meeting, Omaha, NE, March 2-4.