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If it doesn’t say IntelliBond, it isn’t!

If it doesn’t say IntelliBond, it isn’t!

If it doesn’t say IntelliBond, then it isn’t IntelliBond: This article provides an overview of what makes IntelliBond such a unique, strong and dependable source of Copper, Manganese and Zinc in animal feed. It also draws attention to the indispensable role these trace minerals play in the fertility, growth and health of animals. And yet, when they are provided in the form of IntelliBond they only comprise approximately 0,75% of the cost of a high performance feed. Nutritional integrity that is not worth compromising.

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Trace Mineral Absorption in Ruminants

Trace Mineral Absorption in Ruminants

One of the most important yet misunderstood facts regarding trace mineral absorption is that inorganic, organic and hydroxy sources of Zn, Cu and Mn are all absorbed using similar mechanisms, receptors and transporters, in the small intestine.
The trace mineral source or bond, whether organic or inorganic is purely the vehicle to deliver the metal in the duodenum where it MUST DISSOCIATE to release the ionic metal, which is then actively transported by specific metal transporters, across the intestinal wall and into the blood stream. This is an extremely important mechanism and regulatory step to ensure optimised mineral HOMEOSTASIS. Therefore, any other mechanism of absorption will clearly obstruct HOMEOSTASIS. This is why IntelliBond’s unique characteristics make it the ideal source of Copper, Manganese and Zinc.

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Why The Coffee?

Why The Coffee?

You may be wondering what a bag of coffee has to do with animal nutrition! It’s an appeal to your senses to reinforce the point that when it comes to your animals well-being (as with your own) ‘you get out as much as you put in.’ In the case of your animals we recommend IntelliBond, and for you, coffee!

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The Main Characteristics That Makes IntelliBond Unique

The Main Characteristics That Makes IntelliBond Unique

IntelliBond® trace minerals are an ideal source of trace mineral especially because of the low water and solubility of IntelliBond® crystals. This increases palatability and limits the risk of adverse reactions with antagonists, increases feed stability, improves digestion, and provides a bioavailable, reliable, and predictable supply of trace minerals to your animals.

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IntelliBond – Smart Minerals. Smart Nutrition.

IntelliBond – Smart Minerals. Smart Nutrition.

Trace minerals support an array of biological functions that are required for proper immune function, reproduction, and growth. Trace minerals are present in forages and other feeds used in cattle diets and, with the exception of cobalt, meet the requirements of rumen microbes. However, supplementation is needed to meet the needs of the animal.

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Copper supplementation in grower or finisher production

Copper supplementation in grower or finisher production

Researchers found that adding hydroxychloride copper (IntelliBond®) to swine diets could help improve growth performance and reduce negative interactions between copper and added vitamins or enzymes. The primary goal of adding trace minerals to swine diets is to fulfil animals’ nutritional requirements.

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IntelliBond® Trace Minerals Series: Part #1 – BIOAVAILABILITY

IntelliBond® Trace Minerals Series: Part #1 – BIOAVAILABILITY

Mineral absorption is dynamic and depends on many factors – both animal-related and dietary-related. Bioavailability is a measure of how efficiently the animal utilizes dietary elements for biochemical or physiological functions. Bioavailability is not an absorption coefficient. IntelliBond does not necessarily increase mineral absorption – IntelliBond remains available to be absorbed if the animal needs the mineral.

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IntelliBond® Trace Minerals Series: Part #3 – STABILITY

IntelliBond® Trace Minerals Series: Part #3 – STABILITY

Trace Minerals and Nutrient/Additive Stability. Weak ionic bonds from copper sulfate and zinc sulfate cause solubility and dissociation of free metal ions when exposed to moisture. Soluble minerals can leach out of feed when exposed to precipitation. Mineral premixes that contain water soluble sources of trace minerals are more hygroscopic (absorb water).

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Precision nutrition includes trace minerals

Precision nutrition includes trace minerals

Precision Nutrition Includes Trace Minerals. Given that feed costs represent 40-70%+ of the total cost of milk production, this article by Dr Heinri Spangenberg is made particularly relevant for those nutritionists and dairy farmers who are serious about precision to achieve optimal profit margins.

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Trace minerals’ role in dairy cow performance

Trace minerals’ role in dairy cow performance

Time to Rethink the Use of Sulphates In Animal Nutrition: This overview of internal research, conducted by multiple leading universities, confirms that there is

credible evidence of the risks associated with using sulphate-based trace minerals in ruminants. There is also credible evidence of the benefits of replacing sulphates with hydroxy chloride trace minerals (IntelliBond®) on nutrient stability, feed stability, rumen function, mineral bio availability and the impact on the environment.

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The influence of gut bacteria on milk yield

The influence of gut bacteria on milk yield

Your feeding strategy and focus on gut health affects the sows udder formation, productivity and ability to produce milk. Composition and types of bacteria in the gut microflora co-determines how much milk the sow produces, and how many antibodies she passes on to the suckling piglets.

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European Protein | Cleaning the Show

European Protein | Cleaning the Show

Your cleaning skills may be superb, but sometimes even excellence doesn’t quite cut it. The reason is that the sow carries pathogenic bacteria in her gut. The sow stores bacteria like E. coli and Clostridium perfringens. If you have problems with diarrhoea in the farrowing section, you are probably quite familiar with these by now.

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Total-tract digestibility and milk productivity of dairy cows as affected by trace mineral sources

Total-tract digestibility and milk productivity of dairy cows as affected by trace mineral sources

Trace minerals such as Cu, Zn, and Mn are essential to life, and their deficiencies in livestock result in health deterioration (Suttle, 2010). In an effort to prevent such deficiencies, dairy cows are commonly supplemented with Cu, Zn, and Mn. Various sources of trace minerals are used for this purpose, with inorganic sources (oxides, chlorides, sulfates, and carbonates) being the most commonly supplemented to dairy cows. Alternative sources such as organically complexed trace mineral supplements are specifically developed to provide greater nutritional bioavailability. Therefore, an important body of research has focused on determining the difference in bioavailability between trace mineral sources (e.g., Henry et al., 1992; Rojas et al., 1995;
Ward et al., 1996).

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A Small Meta-Analysis Examining Effects of IntelliBond vs. Sulfate Trace Minerals on NDF Digestibility

A Small Meta-Analysis Examining Effects of IntelliBond vs. Sulfate Trace Minerals on NDF Digestibility

Analysis conducted by Dr. Barry Bradford and Muhammad Ibraheem at Michigan State University Copper, zinc, and manganese sulfate dissociate quickly in the rumen and release highly reactive free metal ions that harm rumen bacteria and fiber digestibility. Seven studies providing 11 comparisons across a variety of diet types were used in this small meta-analysis with the objective to determine if source of Cu, Zn, and Mn affects NDF digestibility.

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Tonisity: An Isotonic Drink for Pigs

Tonisity: An Isotonic Drink for Pigs

‘TONISITY‘ has its roots in ‘isotonic‘ which is a key feature of Tonisity’s first product, Tonisity Px. This scientific approach characterises Tonisity‘s dedication to supporting veterinarians and livestock producers globally.

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Formulating with minerals

Formulating with minerals

Dr Ioannis Mavromichalis, writes about advanced feed formulation secrets about minerals. “It takes years of trial and error to be able to fully comprehend why some feed formulas are possible and others will not work. Feed formulation remains 10 percent science and 90 percent experience, not because there is insufficient scientific background to support this exercise of balance, but rather because it comes with experience…”

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Pig Performance

Pig Performance

Kevin Perryman discusses conclusive evidence from trial data that demonstrates hydroxy trace minerals’ capability to improve production performance of the weaner pig. There is potential to decrease environmental copper excretion by reducing copper levels in the diet without affecting performance.

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Debunking trace mineral myths

Debunking trace mineral myths

There are a various myths related to both trace mineral requirements and trace mineral sources. While comprising only a fraction of the diet composition and cost, debunking some of these trace mineral myths can have immense importance in maximizing animal health and production. In this video, we debunk three common myths about trace minerals.

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Assessing dairy technologies

Assessing dairy technologies

Dr Thomas Overton, professor of dairy management in Cornell University’s department of animal science, shared perspective on assessing the opportunities, risks and return on investment associated with dairy technologies.

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