M'Kala LaTonya Jackson
What are minerals made of?
What do the minerals do for animals?
- iron - oxygen transport in hemoglobin
- zinc - immune system
- protein synthesis
- manganese - immune response
- bone and cartilage synthesis
- enzyme systems
- cobalt - fiber fermentation of bacteria
- iodine - thermoregularization
- selenium - thyroid hormone metabolism
- component glutathione
What are the sources for these minerals?
For example, Calcium is one of the most important minerals a animal can have because it helps to make a strong skeleton to support the bone structure. It also helps to transfer information between cells.
What are the deficiencies ?
- zinc - abnormal skin & hooves
- poor wound healing
- fertility problems
- iron - Anemia is the final stage of iron deficiency
- can be caused by blood loss
- manganese - Abnormal bones and joint development
- Abnormalities in skin, hair and hooves
- Reproduction challenges
- cobalt - low vitamin b12 levels
- poor growth
- iodine - Enlarged thyroid gland; goiter
- selenium - poor stress tolerance
- subpar performance
- impaired immunity