Functional nutritients for boars

07-04-2011 | |
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Boars, especially those employed in artificial insemination centers, must be fed to achieve the following three goals: sound development of muscles and bones, high quality and quantity of sperm, and life longevity and well-being. Certain micronutrients have been often suggested as being able to contribute towards these goals.

These include the following:
 
Organic selenium (for enhanced sperm virility and quantity)
Recommended to supply 50% of total needs.
 
Vitamin E (for enhanced sperm quality)
Recommended dietary specification up to 250 IU/kg.
 
Zinc (for enhanced sperm quality)
Recommended dietary specification up to 200 mg/kg.
 
Biotin (for enhanced feet health)
Recommended dietary specification up to 0.5 mg/kg.
 
Vitamin C (to ameliorate heat stress effects)
Recommended dietary specification up to 500 mg/kg.
 
Chromium tripicolinate (for enhanced performance based on limited data)
Recommended dietary specification up to 200 ppb (parts per billion).
 
Now, this is my list…I would be most interested to know your experiences and recommendationson this topic. So, by all means, please do leave a comment below!
 

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