The Role of Zinc in Pig Health, Production and Reproduction

Published on: 03/15/2017
Author/s : Kulajit Kalita, Dipankar Paul and Sanjib Borah. / Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Joyhing, North Lakhimpur, Assam-787051, India.

The trace minerals provide essential nutrients required for various metabolic functions such as growth, development, reproduction and immunity. Even moderate deficiency can adversely effect animal performance. Consequent to urbanization and introduction of exotic breed as well as crossbreeding programme in livestock production, the increasing trends toward confinement of livestock, without access ...

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March 15, 2017
Nice academic work
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March 16, 2017
In conclusion, how, and in what amount should one include the zn in form of Zinc oxide to the diets of Pigs generally for weaners; growers; sows & gilts; lactating pigs and Boars to avoid the issue of zinc deficiency?

Anthony Tugbiyele
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March 20, 2017

Anthony Tugbiyele, add 2.5 - 3 kg ZnO to the feed from weaning and the following two weeks if you want to obtain an effect on post-weaning diarrhea. Do not add it any longer than two weeks because there is a risk that you will observe a negative effect on animal performance.
All other pigs should be fed diets containing at least 100 mg zinc per kg and not exceed 150 mg/kg. Zinc oxide can differ in quality with varying contents of Zn. If the zinc content in the zinc oxide you use is 75 % you will need to add 133 - 200 mg/kg feed.

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