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Table 6 Intake, absorbable intake and apparent absorbability of trace minerals by sheep fed trace mineral-fortified microbial culture (TMC)1)

From: Effect of feeding mixed microbial culture fortified with trace minerals on ruminal fermentation, nutrient digestibility, nitrogen and trace mineral balance in Sheep

Item Control TMC added SE p value
Intake, mg/d
 Zn 47.4b 77.2a 0.2 <0.0001
 Cu 12.6b 23.3a 0.1 <0.0001
 Co 0.02b 0.11a 0.01 <0.0001
 Fe 473.6b 584.0a 0.1 <0.0001
 Mn 82.8b 88.9a 0.1 <0.0001
 Mo 0.24 0.24 0.01 0.3974
Absorbable intake, mg/d
 Zn 8.7b 14.9a 2.0 0.0363
 Cu 2.33b 3.96a 0.24 0.0088
 Co 0.001 0.002 0.03 0.5500
 Fe 120.8 137.8 24.7 0.5264
 Mn -1.24 -0.44 1.37 0.5867
 Mo 0.057 0.053 0.030 0.9237
Apparent absorbability, %
 Zn 18.4 19.3 3.4 0.8077
 Cu 18.5 17.0 1.5 0.3956
 Co 1.7 2.1 5.6 0.5544
 Fe 25.5 23.6 5.1 0.7312
 Mn -1.5 -0.5 1.6 0.5597
 Mo 23.3 22.4 12.3 0.9433
  1. 1)On a dry matter basis
  2. a,bMeans with different superscripts within the same row are significantly different (p < 0.05)