TITLE

Zinc provides key to more valuable feet

AUTHOR(S)
van der Sluis, Wiebe
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Poultry World;Jul2010, Vol. 164 Issue 7, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the reduction in the incidence of foot pad lesions in broiler birds through the addition of complexed zinc to their feed, according to research data. It sates that several factors contribute to the incidence of litter burns and there are a number of ways to control footpad lesions starting with the control of litter condition. Research studies show the positive effects of zinc with improvements in pododermatitis levels as well as increase in the number of salable feet, significant body weight and feed conversion.
ACCESSION #
52412457

 

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