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Copper positively affects weight gain and feed efficiency

Copper (Cu) is an essential micromineral for pigs and is involved in iron transport and metabolism, hematopoiesis, bone formation, and immune function. It can...

Choosing the right copper source when using probiotics

Copper is vital for farm animals like chickens, pigs, and cattle. Feed producers often use copper sulphate as an additive to promote growth and...

Achieving performance, health, and sustainability – copper source matters

AXEL MINETTO and DR ALESSANDRA MONTEIRO* report trials that show a monovalent source of copper has shown improved pig performance, and a strong antibacterial...

Copper metabolism and growth promotion – is there a relation?

ALESSANDRA MONTERIO and JENNIFER MAURIN* review proposed (pre- and post-absorption effects) mode of action of copper as a growth promoter. Particular attention is given...

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