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Bioavailability of organic and inorganic zinc sources in male broilers.
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PMID:  23155021     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objective of the current study was to determine the bioavailability of an organic zinc source (Availa-Zn) compared with zinc sulfate in a European-type broiler diet. A total of 480 one-day-old male Ross 308 broilers were housed in 48 digestibility cages (10 birds per cage), being randomly divided over 9 treatments. At d 3, the number of birds was standardized to 8. Birds were fed a basal wheat-maize-soya diet (containing 33.5 mg of Zn/kg) with different supplementation levels of zinc (reference zinc source: inorganic zinc sulfate: 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 40 mg of Zn/kg of feed; test zinc source: Availa-Zn: 0, 5, 10, 15 mg of Zn/kg of feed). Production performance and tibia zinc content were measured. There were no differences in production performance between the different zinc sources when fed to broilers until 21 d of age. Tibia zinc content was increased linearly with the dietary zinc content up to 20 mg/kg zinc sulfate. The relative biological value of organic zinc was 1.64 compared with zinc sulfate as a reference zinc source (1.00), as indicated by the slope ratio of the linear response curves for both zinc sources, using tibia zinc content as a response parameter. In a practical European broiler diet, the organic Availa-Zn had a higher bioavailability than inorganic zinc sulfate.
L Star; J D van der Klis; C Rapp; T L Ward
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3115-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Schothorst Feed Research, PO Box 533, 8200 AM Lelystad, the Netherlands;
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