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close this bookBetter Farming Series 08 - Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)
close this folderFeeding animals
View the documentWhy animals must be well fed
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View the documentFoods that give nitrogen must be chosen
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View the documentWhat is a mineral supplement?
View the documentVitamins
View the documentGiving the animals water to drink
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What is a mineral supplement?

A mineral supplement gives mineral salts.

Animals as well as plants need mineral salts.

If an animal lacks mineral salts. its bones do not grow well.

You can give mineral salts by putting salt in the drinking water or in the hay, or by giving native soda or a salt lick (licking stone).

In a 1- kg licking stone there are: 400 grammes of salt, 150 grammes of calcium,

80 grammes of phosphorus, and other salts.