Inorganic zinc is commonly added to piglet diets at levels from 1,500 ppm to 3,000 ppm of zinc oxide to improve nursery performance. However, if such high levels are fed for more than five weeks, toxicity symptoms and mineral deficiencies may appear.  Now, you can replace high zinc oxide levels with a cost-effective substitute — Excential Zincoat.

Excential proprietary microencapsulation technology delivers nutrients to specific sites in the gastrointestinal tract. Excential Zincoat ensures a safe passage of zinc oxide through the stomach, allowing lower dosage levels (as much as 10x to 20x less) while achieving identical response on growth performance and diarrhea prevention, according to research trials.

Excential Zincoat provides a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solution for antimicrobial-free diets, reports the manufacturer. The product can lower zinc oxide inclusion costs by more than 50 percent without affecting performance.

More information is available at the company’s website, excentials.com.