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IntelliBond Trace Minerals Series: Part #2 – SOLUBILITY

Trace Minerals and Solubility Characteristics

  • Ionic bonds involve transfer of electrons. When ionically bonded salts dissolve, they also dissociate due to the weak nature of the ionic bond. Covalent bonds involve sharing of electrons.
  • A covalently bonded molecule can dissolve, but not necessarily dissociate due to the stronger nature of the covalent bond.
  • Dissociated, free metal ions such as Cu2+ and Zn2+ occurring in the rumen and feed have the opportunity to:
    1. Degrade other vulnerable feed components such as vitamins and lipids: STABILITY
    2. Reduce preferential intake of mineral: PALATABILITY
    3. Bind to antagonists and become unavailable: BIOAVAILABILITY
    4. Decrease fiber digestibility: DIGESTIBILITY

Rumen Solubility

Copper sulphate and zinc sulphate are more soluble in the rumen than IntelliBond C and IntelliBond Z (Caldera et al., 2019).

Solubility Throughout The Digestive Tract

IntelliBond has low solubility at a higher pH, which avoids negative interactions in the rumen. IntelliBond is more soluble in a low pH environment (such as the abomasum) and allows for a slower, more stable release throughout the gastrointestinal tract.

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