The Preemie Growth Project

Sharing Vital Information About Nutritional Issues for Premature Babies & Special Needs Children

Animal Studies

“Trace mineral supplementation is also very important during this period because the fetus stores iron, zinc, copper, and manganese in its liver for use during the first few months after it is born. The fetus has developed this nutritional strategy of storing trace minerals during pregnancy because mare’s milk is quite low in these elements.”

Feeding the Broodmare
Kentucky Equine Research, Inc.

“Trace minerals are essential to maintain animal health, production and reproduction, but are required in trace or minute amounts. When not present in sufficient quantity, these trace minerals can cause severe biological problems for the animal and economic losses for the producer.”

Trace Minerals for Beef Cattle
Agriculture Knowledge Centre
Government of Saskatchewan

“Trace minerals fulfill a central role in many metabolic processes throughout the body and are essential for correct growth and development of all animals. They predominantly act as catalysts in many enzyme and hormone systems and, as a result, influence growth, bone development, feathering, enzyme structure and function, and appetite.”

The Journal of Applied Poultry Research
Volume 16 Issue 4

“While there are vitamins and trace minerals in grain and protein sources, it is necessary to fortify swine diets with additional quantities of several vitamins and trace minerals to ensure deficiencies do not occur.”

National Swine Nutrition Guide
Tables on Nutrient Recommendations,
Ingredient Composition, and Use Rates
U.S. Pork Center of Excellence

“An immediate available source of glucose, B vitamins, vitamins A, D and E, amino acids and trace minerals providing a nutritional boost for runts and poor doers. PIGLET KICK-START™ ensures that the weak piglet receives rapid assimilation of energy and nutrients as the essential ingredients are shunted directly into the bloodstream across the stomach wall.
Marked improvement will be evident in minutes.”