Mineral requirements of dairy sheep

Giuseppe Moniello, Federico Infascelli, Walter Pinna, Giuseppina Camboni
  • Federico Infascelli
    Affiliation not present
  • Walter Pinna
    Affiliation not present
  • Giuseppina Camboni
    Affiliation not present


This paper reviews the major (Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Chlorine, Sulphur, Magnesium) and the trace 

elements (Iron, Copper, Cobalt, Iodine, Manganese, Zync, Molybdenum, Selenium) that play an essential role in animal 

metabolism. For each one the authors indicate not only the function, but also the more recent advances in terms of 

daily requirements for dairy sheep. 


Major elements, Trace elements, Dairy sheep

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Submitted: 2010-01-05 17:01:26
Published: 2010-01-05 17:01:37
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