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Animal Feed Additives
on November 5, 2018

Risks of high iron in zinc oxide in animal diets

Analysis examines the effects of excess, unintended iron levels in zinc oxide

Micro- and macrominerals are essential to the positive function of organisms.

In swine production, for example, iron and zinc are often supplied in piglets’ early life. To combat post-weaning diarrhea, which presents production challenges, zinc oxide (ZnO) is usually supplied at a pharmacological dose of 3,000 ppm to prevent this…

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