Last updated on August 28th, 2020 at 04:40 pm
ESQORT RUMEN BYPASS KEY TRACE MINERALS
100% PROTECTED TRACE MINERALS
Included in every formula, Esqort® is Riomax's blend of 100% protected trace minerals. A combination of copper, manganese, zinc and selenium.
What does 100% protected mean?
The trace minerals are escorted through the rumen, protected from any tie-up or antagonistic effect.
This ensures the trace minerals move unchanged to the abomasum, where the low pH environment slowly converts each trace mineral into a form that will allow for its absorption within the small intestine.
The rumen can be thought of as a 55 gallon fermentation vat, with the passage through the rumen being extremely harsh. Antagonists such as iron, sulfur and molybdenum tie up non protected trace minerals such as Sulfates and Oxides, and once the trace mineral becomes bound with antagonists, they remain bound as they travel through the digestive tract. They are rendered useless to the animal, as they cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream.
*Product availability and formulation may differ in Canada due to CFIA regulations.
Research shows that these sulfates and oxides are more detrimental than we previously realized. We have always known that they were less ‘available’ and become easily tied-up with antagonists such as iron/sulfur and molybdenum. Studies have shown, however, that sulfates and oxides negatively affect vitamins in the feed as well as beneficial microbes that are required for fiber digestion. We see the use of sulfates and oxides in key trace minerals as a triple-negative, and thus rely on the Esqort® Trace Mineral Technology for 100% of the key trace mineral ingredients.