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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.806
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • broilers
  • bioavailability
  • zinc
  • belgium
  • nutrient requirements
  • excretion
  • excreta
  • agriculture and environment
  • poultry feeding
  • poultry farming
  • scientific research

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