Vitamin compatible micronutrient supplement

  • US 6,265,438 B1
  • Filed: 12/01/1999
  • Issued: 07/24/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A feed supplement comprising at least one pharmaceutically acceptable basic salt of an essential metal provided in a form suitable for consumption by animals, wherein the basic salt is selected from the group of compounds consisting of:

  • (a) compounds of the formula M(OH)yX2-y wherein M is a divalent cation of the essential metal, X is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent anion and y is greater than 0 but less than 2, provided that when M is Cu2+, X is not chloride;

    (b) compounds of the formula M(OH)yX(2-y)/2 wherein M is a divalent cation of the essential metal, X is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent anion and y is greater than 0 but less than 2;

    (c) compounds of the formula M(OH)yX(2-y)/3 wherein M is a divalent cation of the essential metal, X is a pharmaceutically acceptable trivalent anion and u is greater than 0 but less than 2;

    (d) compounds of the formula M′

    (OH)uX3-u wherein M′

    is a trivalent cation of the essential metal, X is a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent anion and u is greater than 0 but less than 3;

    (e) compounds of the formula M′

    (OH)uX(3-u)/2 wherein M′

    is a trivalent cation of the essential metal, X is a pharmaceutically acceptable divalent anion and u is greater than 0 but less than 3; and

    (f) compounds of the formula M′

    (OH)uX(3-u)/3 wherein M′

    is a trivalent cation of the essential metal, X is a pharmaceutically acceptable trivalent anion and u is greater than 0 but less than 3.

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