Acta Vet. Brno 2013, 82: 399-403

Effects of peroral supplementation of different forms of zinc on the ruminal mucosa of goat kids – a morphometric study

Julius Černík1, Leoš Pavlata2, Alena Pechová3, Ľubica Mišurová2, Olga Jokverová2, Jiří Luňáček4, Roman Halouzka5

1University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathological Morphology and Parasitology, Brno, Czech Republic
2University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Ruminant and Swine Clinic, Brno, Czech Republic
3University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic
4Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Department of Economy, Czech Republic
5University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathological Morphology and Parasitology,


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