Efforts to reduce the use of zinc oxide in swine diets is part of the larger movement to demedicalize animal feeds. Investigation of natural alternatives, including plasma, were recently presented at Zero Zinc Summit. New research highlights plasma is an effective alternative to zinc oxide. Abstracts presented include:
· Effects of spray dried bovine plasma in diets with or without pharmacological ZnO on weanling pig growth performance and fecal characteristics
· Starting pigs with spray dried plasma as an alternative for high levels of zinc oxide – a review.