Advances in trace mineral absorption, homeostasis

Advances in trace mineral absorption, homeostasis

The physiological processes involved in absorption of divalent trace minerals in animals are better understood.

*Dr. Jerry W. Spears is professor emeritus with the North Carolina State University department of animal science.

A NUMBER of animal (physiological state, breed, etc.) as well as dietary factors can affect the absorption of various trace minerals.

Trace minerals, after becoming soluble in the digestive tract, can form complexes with antagonists such as phytate or sulfide, resulting in the formation of insoluble compou

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