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Relative bioavailability of minerals of three
zinc sources with different chemical properties
Determined by tibia zinc concentrations
Organic zinc proteinate
Source: Rochell et al., 2013.
Covalently bonded zinc sources have better relative bioavailability
than ionic mineral sources.
Minerals appear simple, but mineral
nutrition is more complex than ever.
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adopted feeding practices demonstrates that in order to maximize
health and performance under
commercial conditions, mineral
requirements are likely higher
than those previously established
in high-health animals.
MYTH 2 Oxide and
sulphate trace mineral
sources are well-suited for
today's animal nutrition
Traditionally, inorganic sources
like oxides or soluble mineral salts
like sulphates, have dominated the
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