Colostrum consumption is crucial for piglets to survive lactation. Traditionally, the efficiency of the immune system has been evaluated by farm veterinarians rather than by nutritionists. Recent publications identify dietary ingredients modulating immune functions, which point to new perspectives for nutritional strategies.

Cows need trace minerals for a range of functions. Different types of organic trace elements are availableon the market. In this article we delve a bit deeper into metal glycinates as a source of trace elements.