Copper toxicity in broilers – a hidden effect?

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Copper is an essential trace mineral, nonetheless, when fed in excess it can accumulate in the liver produce significant harmful impacts.

ALESSANDRA MONTEIRO and STÉPHANE DUROSOY* question if older meta-analyses and literature reviews on the use of copper as a growth promoter are still relevant, as some ingredients in old feed formulas could have interfered with the results. As an example, they focus on the interactions between coppe...

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