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on November 17, 2016

Understanding potassium’s role in animal feed diets

Modern nutritionial thinking considers potassium an important mineral that plays a significant role under specific conditions.

Potassium is an essential nutrient. This means that all animals must receive enough quantities of it through their daily ration. However, it is not a critical nutrient in that under practical conditions, common feed ingredients provide more than enough to cover all animal needs. This is why potassium is grouped…

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