Cu Mix Organic (Copper) is a Free Choice mineral supplement for all classes of Dairy, Beef, Sheep, and Goats. It assists in maintaining the blood and hair coat. Iron and Copper work together to form hemoglobin in the blood. Deficiencies cause depraved appetites in cattle, anemia and calves born weak or dead.
- Copper is involved in many oxidation-reduction reactions within the body, bone formation, maintenance of nerve tissue, normal heart function, normal hair pigmentation, and reproduction. Copper (along with iron) is involved in hemoglobin synthesis.
- Absorption of copper is mainly from the upper small intestine by binding to intestinal proteins or peptide molecules. Absorption can be disrupted by nutritional imbalances such as acidosis, intestinal bacterial infections, parasitic infestations or feed toxins.
- Copper absorption may be regulated by body needs. Absorption efficiency is greater in deficient animals and during pregancy. Young animals absorb copper more effiiciently than older animals (as much as three times more).
- Copper availability in forages ranges from 6% to 34%. Factors that are known to affect copper uptake include a chemical form of copper in the diet. At site of absorption, copper in forages are bound to low molecular weight complexes that do not appear to remain intact in the gastrointestinal tract. Molybdenum and sulfur reduce the availability of copper.
Problems Associated with a Lack of Copper: All Fungal Diseases, Anemia, Cow Pox, Diarrhea, Dermatitis, Failure to Breed, Foot Rot & Foot Abscesses, Herpes, Johne's Disease, Lowered Immune, Liver Fluke, Lump Jaw, Open Knees, Osteoporosis, Ring Worm, Staph Infections, Worms.
Cu Mix Organic - 25 Pound Bag - Item no. A146