Zinc in pig nutrition

Zinc plays a major role in pig nutrition. The use of ZnO as a veterinary medicinal product was banned in June this year.

The limit of 150 ppm total Zn now applies in all EU member states.

Prof. Dr. med. vet. Jürgen Zentek, from the Free University of Berlin, is our guest for this interview.

Prof. Zentek is an internationally recognized scientist in animal nutrition. His main interest is understanding how nutritional factors affect gut function, including the gut microbiome in livestock. Due to its great importance, zinc has played a major role in scientific research during the last couple of years.

Learn how people became aware of zinc deficiency in the past. Find out about typical negative effects of overdosing zinc, as well as recent alternative solutions and strategies to improve the health of piglets!

Our next episode will be released on the 15th of September.
Stay tuned!