Affordable Access

The bioavailability of four zinc oxide sources and zinc sulphate in broiler chickens

Authors
  • Veldkamp, T.
  • van Diepen, J.T.M.
  • Bikker, P.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Source
Wageningen University and Researchcenter Publications
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown
External links

Abstract

Zinc is an essential trace element for all farm animal species. It is commonly included in animal diets as zinc oxide, zinc sulphate or organically bound zinc. Umicore Zinc Chemicals developed zinc oxide products with different mean particle sizes. Umicore Zinc Chemicals requested Wageningen UR Livestock Research to determine the bioavailability of four zinc oxide sources and zinc sulphate in broiler chickens. A precise estimate of the bioavailability of zinc sources is required both for fulfilling the zinc requirements of the animal and to reduce zinc excretion in excreta and the environment.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times