Zinc distribution in the small-intestinal digesta of pigs fed skim milk powder or defatted soybean flour

Zinc distribution in the small-intestinal digesta was studied in pigs fed a skim milk powder (SMP)-based or defatted soybean flour (DSF)-based diet. Ten pigs were fed experimental diets for 30 d. Serum and femoral zinc concentrations were lower in the DSF group than in the SMP group, suggesting the lower zinc availability in the DSF diet than in the SMP… CONTINUE READING