Trace minerals

Trace minerals, also called micro minerals, are essential minerals that the animal must get from feed.

  • Hydroxy trace minerals
  • Inorganic trace minerals
  • Organic Selenium

Trace minerals contain elements that come from the soil and water and cannot be made by living organisms. Important trace elements in animal nutrition are copper, zinc, manganese, selenium, cobalt, iron and iodine. These trace minerals are essential nutrients to ensure optimal body functions. Feed materials contain different amounts of trace minerals. To cover the requirements of animals, additional minerals have to be added to the diet. They can be found in different forms such as inorganic, organic and hydroxy.

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