1What Zinc is?
ZINC is a necessary trace element for the correct growth and good health of all animals , with a great dispersion in their body.
It is a structural element of several enzymes and acts also as metal-enzymes activator . By participating to the proteins, carbohydrates and fats metabolism, it plays a significant role to growth, reproduction, blood and bones forming, as well as to DNA and RNA composition. Zinc deficiency affects mainly keratinogenesis, ossification and reproduction by causing growth inhibition, decreased food convertibility, thinning and decreased serum development, anomalous keratin formation ( hooves ) resulting in the emergence of diseases such as pediculitis, restriction or even disruption of oesicular cycle in females, restriction or even disruption of spermatogenesis and desire for coupling, to males and reduced immune system function.
2What is the use of Selenium?
SELENIUM participates in the forming and structure of an enzyme ( glutathione peroxidase ) which together with another enzyme ( desmoutasi peroxidase ), catalasi, β-carotene , Vitamin E and other compounds, consist the cells defense line against oxidizing agents by destroying the formulated hyper oxides before they manage to cause damage and destruction of cell membranes. Low Selenium and/or Vitamin E content ration simultaneously with the presence of unsaturated fatty acids which easily give lipid peroxides, are the causes for the creation of the serious ruminants' disease known as "muscular dystrophy" or "white muscular disease".
3What is the use of Cobalt?
A necessary ingredient for the composition of Vitamin B12 is COBALT. The composition of Vitamin B12 in ruminants is done from the organisms of the large ventricle and it is involved also in the Propionate Acid metabolism, thus a sufficient quantity is reduced when in the ration compound feeds are participating in big volumes.
COBALT deficiency causes B 12 under vitamination symptoms such as loss of appetite, (anorexia), anemia and fatal degeneration of the liver. Loss of appetite is due to the body's inability to metabolize propionic acid.
4Why to choose Zincoblock?
ZINCOBLOCK licking block offers all the above three so important elements in its formulation. Its consumption by the animals helps reproduction , offers a boosting to the animals' immune system and also helps preventing pedodermitis.