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Change in plasma ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate (HMB) by feeding leucine, alpha-ketoisocaproate (KIC), and isovaleric acid (IVA) to pigs

Feeding leucine and KIC increased plasma HMB levels to that seen when HMB is fed. Feeding IVA also increased HMB suggesting nonoxygenase conversion to HMB.

Effect of feeding ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate (HMB) on leucine and fat metabolism in mammary gland

HMB increased milk fat percentage in lactating goats.

Uptake and output of the leucine metabolite ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate (HMB) across the leg of pigs

HMB is produced across the hind legs of pigs when high levels of leucine are fed.

Effect of ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate on the health and performance of shipping stressed calves

HMB decreased morbidity by 40 percent and mortality by 50 percent in young stressed calves (four studies).