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Agathe Roméo

Agathe Roméo is in R&D at Animine and can be reached at aromeo@animine.eu

ARTICLES

Zinc, copper favor bacterial resistance

Fighting antibiotic resistance in swine production requires not only a reduction of antibiotic use, but also a better understanding of the effects of zinc and copper supplementation in pig diets.
Fighting antibioticresistance in swine production reduced antibiotic use and a betterunderstanding zinc and copper supplementation in pig diets.
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Nutrition

Five possible negative effects of zinc oxide on piglets

Zinc oxide used in high concentrations can increase growth and reduce diarrhea in piglets — but there is a downside from overuse.
The effect of pharmacological levels of zinc oxide (ZnO) on piglet growth performance has been recently evaluated in a review involving 26 studies. Results indicated a significant (P<0.05) and positive effect of zinc supplementation on growth, feed intake and feed efficiency as shown in Figure 1. 
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