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Table 5 Effect of experimental treatments on percent ileal absorption of minerals in broilers1 at day 35

From: Effect of advanced chelate technology based trace minerals on growth performance, mineral digestibility, tibia characteristics, and antioxidant status in broiler chickens

Item Experimental treatments2 SEM P value
NTM ITM CTM25 CTM50 CTM100
Calcium 46.8 45.0 47.8 53.8 50.2 2.2 0.086
Phosphorus 59.4ab 55.8b 63.5a 62.9a 61.8ab 1.7 0.035
Magnesium 42.7 37.3 45.5 38.3 39.0 3.2 0.368
Potassium 79.1 79.5 80.4 78.2 80.2 1.3 0.732
Sodium 57.2 54.7 55.5 48.0 46.5 3.5 0.160
Iron 47.8 39.5 47.6 43.5 42.2 2.5 0.120
Zinc 29.4a 16.6b 34.3a 29.3a 27.9ab 3.7 0.040
Manganese 23.5ab 14.5b 30.9a 23.8ab 22.6ab 2.6 0.006
Copper 31.5a 21.4b 33.1a 27.2ab 23.7ab 2.7 0.027
  1. a,b,cValues in the same row with different superscripts were significantly different (P < 0.05)
  2. 1Values are means of 5 pens per treatment combination with 2 male broiler chickens per pen selected for ileal digesta collection
  3. 2NTM, no trace mineral supplementation; ITM, commercially recommended levels of inorganic trace mineral; CTM25, chelated trace mineral supplement (CTM) match to 25% of the ITM; CTM50, CTM match to 50% of the ITM; CTM100, CTM equivalent to ITM