Minerals & Vitamins in Poultry Technical Articles

Nutrition

Article published the December 3, 2007:

Organic Chromium in Poultry: Metabolic Responses, Effects on Broiler Carcass Composition, Nutrient Composition of Eggs

For the last two decades poultry nutritionists have been dealing not only with how to improve production efficiency, but also how to improve the nutritional profile of poultry meat and eggs. When compared to be...
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Article published the November 26, 2007:

Investigation of relative bioavailability values and requirement for Bioplex® organic zinc in broiler chicks

Zinc (Zn) has been known to be an essential nutrient for normal growth and feathering of chicks for half a century (O’Dell and Savage, 1957). The zinc requirement of chicks was first defined to be 30 ppm by Rob...
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Article published the November 16, 2007:

The effects of conventional versus cage housing and inorganic versus organic selenium on feathering in broilers

It has been suggested that in the not too distant future broilers will be produced in cages (Smith, 1972). From the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, many attempts were made to design cage facilities for the rearin...
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Article published the November 5, 2007:

Following response to Sel-Plex® and other organic minerals through the broiler breeder maze: case studies in Brazil

The current physiological status of broiler breeder hens and how to meet their nutritional requirements has recently been examined (Renema and Robinson, 2004). The amazing genetic progress of modern breeders wa...
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Article published the October 18, 2007:

Effects of Eggshell 49, dietary calcium level and hen age on performance and egg shell quality

Egg shell quality has always been a problem in the layer industry. Economic losses because of poor shell quality are estimated to be greater than $250 million per year (Bell, 1998). Numerous studies have been c...
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Article published the September 11, 2007:

Studies on Use of Heat Treated Rock Phosphate Instead of Dicalcium Phosphate on Broiler Performance

An experiment was conducted using ninety-six, day old broiler chicks to study the effect of inclusion of heat-treated rock phosphate (HTRP) instead of dicalcium phosphate (DCP) on performance of broilers. Total...
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Article published the September 3, 2007:

Selenium yeast in poultry production

From Ghislaine Roch (Canada) presentation at Lallemand’s International Selenium yeast seminar (Grenaa, Denmark, 2007)Ghislaine Roch, independent feed nutritionist in Canada, has been working on antioxidants in ...
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Article published the August 28, 2007:

Sel-Plex® maintains small intestine integrity in reovirusinfected broiler chickens

In 1974, when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved selenium as a feed supplement, inorganic selenium, primarily as sodium selenite, became the traditional source for dietary supplemental selenium ...
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Article published the August 22, 2007:

Bioplex® Zn: redefining the zinc requirement of chicks during the starter phase

Zinc (Zn) is an essential nutrient for the normal growth and feathering of chicks (O’Dell and Savage, 1957; 1960). The zinc requirement for chicks was first defined as 30 ppm by Roberson and Schaible (1958) and...
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Article published the June 11, 2007:

Selenium sources and selenoproteins in practical poultry production

Nutritional needs of food animals must be met by provision of nutrients from plants, soil, and even from prey animals. Many of the potential nutrients are minerals that exist in chemical complexes that are not ...
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