Organic Micro Minerals for Ruminants

Published on: 06/21/2011
Author/s : Per Theilgaard (Vitfoss Denmark)

Why use organic micro minerals? Use of organic micro minerals (Zn, Cu and Mn) has a positive effect on hoof health, udder health, reproduction and milk yield. How are inorganic micro minerals absorbed? Inorganic micro minerals have to be dissolved in the digestive fluid (is transformed into ionic form) and then bound to a suitable adjuvant (generally an amino acid) before the micro miner...

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Larusson Larusson
Animal Nutritionist
June 21, 2011
Why are you excluding organic selenium?
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June 22, 2011
If supplying organic Trace elements I thought that replacing the inorganic sources with a portion of the organic sources was proper--not as an extra supplement due to over feeding of heavy metals. I have used organic trace elements with a polysaccaride bond for many years now and am very pleased with the effects that have come in the form of better breeding and heats not to mention the better ease of calving to name a few of the things that I have seen a notable difference from the inorganic trace minerals.
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June 22, 2011
In my opinion the organic minerals should not be "additional". I saw a cow (Jersey) on additional. She developed an intestinal problem (unrelated to copper) but after three developed copper toxicity (confirmed)

Gerhard Harmse
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Ben Kimoro Ben Kimoro
M. SC. Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition)
June 22, 2011
This is a good way to address deficiecies that arise out of micronutrient nutrition in ruminants. I would wish to know whether there is any research to support the improved absorption of these organic micronutrients. In addition are there any post-absorption associative effects that arise. Otherwise this is an important strategy to address mineral deficiencies in ruminants
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June 22, 2011
I think that there remains little doubt about better absorbsion. I do however question the "additional" use of it over and above the well researched requirements for dairy cattle. Under certain cicumstances, like stress, the increase in copper in the diet may become a problem
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Lawson Zhang Lawson Zhang
Technical Marketing Manager
June 22, 2011
how to evaluate the quality of Organic Micro Minerals , especially bypass the rumen? some experts say it is very different and most of OMM are degraded.

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June 23, 2011
I stand under correction . As I understand it, the organic part of it protects the mineral from interactions in the rumen. It does however need to be released in the metal form to be absorbed. Please correct me.
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Lawson Zhang Lawson Zhang
Technical Marketing Manager
June 23, 2011
absorbed by ion form or chelated form with AAS? which one is correct?
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July 6, 2011
its a new topic for me ,it should be discussed at lenth &iteract with speciased. prof r j kukde ,head dept. of animal nutrition, college of veterinary sciences &a.h., selesih, aizawl misoram-796014.
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John Gitau John Gitau
Dairy producer
January 20, 2016
My understanding is that we are assured that the micro minerals have been absorbed by the animal and not additional over the required ration of the same.

Is it available in Kenya yet ?
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