Trace Metals

At a time when there is mounting biochemical evidence for the essential nature of correct trace-element balance to neuronal activity and resistance to neurodegenerative disease there is a paucity of research on how trace element dietary status effects livestock animals.
With threats like TSEs fully in public view it is astounding that the care of animals and how their diet might expose them to such neurodegenerative and possibly transmissible diseases is largely ignored. While genetic status of an animal is an important consideration in this molecular age, it remains a fact that the phenotype of an animal is what is important and diet remain the single most critical regulator, aside from genetic information, that determines what that phenotype will be.