Zn metabolism of monogastric species and consequences for the definition of feeding requirements and the estimation of feed Zn bioavailability

Translated title of the contribution: Zn metabolism of monogastric species and consequences for the definition of feeding requirements and the estimation of feed Zn bioavailability

Daniel Brugger, Wilhelm M. Windisch

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Abstract

A major goal of mineral nutrition research is to provide information of feed zinc (Zn) utilization efficiency and gross Zn requirements as affected by changing rearing conditions. This can be achieved only by applying precise experimental models that acknowledge the basic principles of Zn metabolism. This review article summarizes the most important aspects of Zn homeostasis in monogastric species, including molecular aspects of Zn acquisition and excretion. Special emphasis is given to the role of the skeleton as well as the exocrine pancreas for animal Zn metabolism. Finally, we discuss consequences arising from these physiological principles for the experimental design of trials which aim to address questions of Zn requirements and bioavailability.

Translated title of the contributionZn metabolism of monogastric species and consequences for the definition of feeding requirements and the estimation of feed Zn bioavailability
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-627
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science B
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Bioavailability
  • Experimental modelling
  • Monogastric species
  • Requirement
  • S816
  • Zinc metabolism

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