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Serum response after oral supplementation of different zinc compounds in horses

Published: 2003-01-31

Brief content of the article
The authors studied the zinc serum response after oral supplementation of different zinc compounds in four ponies fed a low zinc diet. According to a Latin square design single a dosis of 10 or 20 mg zinc / kg BW were orally supplemented in the form of zinc oxide, zink sulfate and a zink sulfate glycin chelate (1 dose of 10 mg /kg BW zinc lactate was also tested and 1 animal served as control). They found a relative (dose-dependent) increase for the zinc sulfate and zinc sulfate chelated group compared to the control and zinc oxide group.
Keywords: bioavailabillity; hoof quality; skin diseases; ponies.

Reference
Wichert, B. Kreyenberg, K. and Kienzle, E. 2002. Serum response after oral supplementation of different zinc compounds in horses. J. Nutr. 132: 1769S-1770S

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