It is well known that trace minerals (Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, Se, I) are required for the normal functioning of all the biochemical processes in the birds. They are also part of numerous enzymes and are essential to maintain health and productivity. Adequate trace mineral levels guarantee optimal nutrition and their presence in the feed-in proper quantities is always taken for granted. Hence, it is difficult to realize the impact of mineral imbalance unless the estimates are based on recommended optimum levels that promote productivity.
For proper mineral management, using chelated minerals is a better choice than the use of traditional mineral salts. “Chelated minerals” are better absorbed than inorganic minerals. The use of chelated minerals reduces mineral excretion assures better utilization. Reduce the degenerative effect of trace minerals on vitamins in premixes and feed. Protect the environment by reducing metal pollution.
The primary role of chelated minerals is to increase the bioavailability of supplemental trace minerals from the diet. The beneficial effects of chelation are attributed to the association of the metal with an organic molecule, the ligand (glycine). The increased bioavailability of the chelated trace mineral is due to the following.
a. Increased solubility – The chelated minerals are readily soluble in the intestinal contents. This enables the minerals to be homogenously distributed in the digestive and is able to reach the absorbing surface of the intestine.
b. Greater stability in the gut – The chelated minerals are more stable in the digestive tract since it protects the metal from the antagonists present in the diet and from changes in the pH.
c. Enhanced absorption across the intestinal membrane – The chelated minerals are more absorbable than the inorganic form since the coating of minerals neutralizes the charges of each inorganic minerals and prevents the formation of the complex in the intestine.
d. Improved metabolic utilization – Chelated minerals improve metabolic uptake and decrease its elimination in feces.
1. ORGANOVIN strikes a perfect balance between the needs and limits of trace mineral nutrition.
2. The composition is designed as per recommendation and bird’s consumption rate of trace minerals.
3. Selection of accurate chelates having maximum bioavailability.
- Improves eggshell thickness in layers/breeders and reduces egg cracking percentage in older birds
- Corrects lameness issues in broilers and improves performance
- Improves hatchability, fertility and production problems in breeder birds