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on April 18, 2017

Why producers should monitor iron levels in animal feed

Iron is a critical element in monogastric animal nutrition: not enough, and anemia surfaces; too much, and colibacteria proliferate.

Monogastric animals, like pigs and poultry, do not care about how much iron we incorporate into their feeds. In fact, they can tolerate wide excesses, whereas natural ingredients contain almost enough to allow them to live at an acceptable, albeit not profitable, condition. However, we should be quite vigilant about…

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