Relative bioavailability of supplemental inorganic zinc sources for chicks.

Three experiments were conducted to investigate the relative bioavailability of reagent-grade (RG) and feed grade (FG) Zn sources for 1-d-old broiler chicks. In Exp. 1, 13 treatments included a basal corn-soybean meal diet (63 ppm Zn) or the basal diet supplemented with 400, 800, or 1,200 ppm Zn from RG sulfate, basic carbonate, oxide, or metal and fed for… CONTINUE READING