pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2007, Cilt 23, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 041-045
The metabolic effects of zinc in laying hens
Tuba Bülbül
Doktor Veteriner Hekim, AFYON
Keywords: Zinc, Laying hens
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High yield levels in layer are achieved by the feeding methods used. Besides macrominerals, also trace minerals have to be included in rations to meet the nutrient requirements efficiently. The importance of trace minerals zinc depends on its participation in numerous enzymes in body, affecting various metabolic events, increasing the resistance to diseases and particularly proving weight gain increasing egg production and quality in growing pullets and mature hens.