Researchers report using AZOMITE® in feed improves bird growth and immunity.
Mark Cook, Ph.D., research study director. AZOMITE® trace minerals were added at 0.5% to the feed of sixteen test chickens and sand was added to the feed of sixteen control chickens. The chickens were all injected with sheep red blood cells to challenge the chickens, and six days later at 22 days of age blood was drawn and the antibody titer and immunoglobulin levels were measured.
Researcher reported AZOMITE® added resulted a 136% improvement in antibody titer, and a 123% improvement in immunoglobulin levels as compared to control. Note the immune response doubled with AZOMITE® added to the feed.
COMMERCIAL TRIAL LAYERS – MEXICO 2012
Same breed and age of layers. Note plummage and crest colors and quality difference. Layers began laying earlier and yielded more eggs and more Grade A eggs when AZOMITE® was added to their diet at 0.5% (5 kgs per MT).
While plant sources theoretically pass the soil’s minerals on to the birds, fish and animals, minerals can be added directly to feed. Several university studies have reported significant improvements when AZOMITE® was added directly to the feed at 0.3% to 1% of the total feed mix.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute | Swine Growth Study
Merlin D. Lindemann, was the study director for this four-replication swine study.
AZOMITE® was added at 0.5% to the control diet.
EFFECT OF AZOMITE® FEED GRIT ON SWINE PERFORMANCE
• Trial conducted by Dr. James McNaughton, AHPharma, Inc.
• Each treatment was for 42 trial days to 8 replicates of four Yorkshire pigs per pen(approximately 20-60 kg body weights)
• A basal (with enough feed for the entire treatment) was mixed, divided into three parts, and the appropriate amount of AZOMITE® Feed Grit was added and remixed
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