French producer of trace minerals Animine introduces HiZox, a potentiated form of zinc oxide, for poultry feeds. Animine claims HiZox has a positive effect on gut health.
HiZox was launched four years ago for piglets. According to Animine the beneficial effect of HiZox on gut health can be measured not only on piglets but also on broiler growth performance.
High productivity in premix and feed plants
HiZox is a free flowing and dustless powder with, as Animine puts it, "optimal particle size distribution for mixing homogeneity, occupational health of workers, low risk of cross contamination, and high productivity in premix and feed plants."
Higher bioavailability than feed grade zinc oxide
According to the producer, results obtained by INRA showed the higher bioavailability of HiZox not only than feed grade zinc oxide commodities, but also than zinc sulphate. The results will be presented at the 11th Poultry Research Days (Tours, France) in March and at the 20th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (Prague, Czech Republic) in August.
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