Zinc in Poultry

Why Poultry needs more ZINC in Diet?

Zinc is an important nutrient in Poultry and animal metabolism

Zinc (Zn) is one of the essential elements in plant and animal life. Zinc deficiency in animals was not recognized till 80 years ago, until 1934 (Mahmood H. M. Amen, Hazim J. Al-Daraji 2012).

In poultry, zinc is actually needed not only as a nutrient but can also be used as a dietary supplement to manipulate the reproductive system of the birds. Zinc is a trace element that is necessary for normal growth and maintenance and includes among other functions like as bone development, feathering, enzyme structure and function, and appetite regulation for all avian species. (Batal et al, 2001), Dietary zinc is relatively nontoxic to animals and humans; both exhibit considerable tolerance to high intakes of zinc (Fosmire,1990).

Avesafe Products which contains Zinc:
AveZinc, AveBrass, AvESel Plus


Zinc and Chemistry; The Great Element

Zinc is a chemical element/metal with symbol Zn; Its atomic number is 30 and Atomic Weight is 65.39. Zinc is the first element in group 12 of the periodic table; right beside Copper and above Cadmium. In some aspects, Zinc looks chemically similar to magnesium (Mg): both elements exhibit only one normal oxidation state (+2), and the Zn2+ and Mg2+ ions are of similar size.
The most common zinc ore is sphalerite (zinc blende), a zinc sulfide mineral. The largest workable lodes are in Australia, Canada, the United States, and Iran. Zinc makes up about 75 ppm (0.0075%) of Earth’s crust, making it the 24th most abundant element. Soil contains zinc in 5–770 ppm with an average 64 ppm.

Avesafe’s products containing Zinc:
AveZinc, AveBrass, AvESel Plus, StressBond

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