Goat Nutrition Zinc

Goats March 16, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

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Minerals

Macro

Micro

Zinc (Zn) 40 - 500 ppm

zinc

Zinc is found in all animal tissue and is required by the immune system and for normal skin growth. Zinc is also essential for male reproduction. Deficiency symptoms include dermatitis -- thick, dry patches of skin -- hair loss, skin lesions, swollen feet, and poor hair growth. The bran and germ of cereals contain high levels of zinc.

Reference: Hart, S. 2008. Meat Goat Nutrition. Pages 58-83 in Proc. 23rd Ann. Goat Field Day, Langston University, Langston, OK.