The European Association of Animal Production, Animine, presented experimental data from a study on a new source of zinc for piglets at its annual meeting in Stavanger, Norway.
The study compared ZinPot, a potential source of zinc for piglets, to analytical-grade zinc oxide. The product's effect on the growth of two pathogenic strains of fimbriated Escherichia coli was measured at sub-inhibitory Zinc concentrations. The experiment showed a higher growth repressing effect of ZinPot versus regular zinc oxide, according to Animine.
The meeting was held at the Free University of Berlin's Institute of Animal Nutrition for nearly 1,000 participants from more than 40 countries.