Approval of the SUMINAPP project about zinc and copper supplementation in diet


EUROSTARSLast week, the Eureka Secretariat officially announced the approval of the SUMINAPP project requested by PigCHAMP in the latest Eurostars call.

It is a very large project, with a total budget of more than 2 million euros, which we will develop with two French entities (Animine and Cirad). The objective of this project is to provide new tools to optimize zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) supplementation in the diet of farm animals, a guide with recommendations on optimal doses of Cu / Zn sources, biomarker tests for control the effect of mineral supplements on intestinal health and an evaluation of ecotoxicological risks.

These tasks will fall mainly in the Departments of Applied Research and Projects, and will continue for the next two years.