Iron is an essential element which is required in the diet of ducks to prevent the risk of developing anemia and poor immune system. Iron is an integral component and in combination with copper it helps in formation of hemoglobin fraction in the blood. In ducks it is essential for the maintenance and transport of oxygen around the tissues and cells. Absorption of dietary (Fe) across the intestinal mucosa occurs in the form of inorganic or heme (Fe) in processes that is highly dependent on Fe status. The availability of iron in the diet varies from source to source and concentration. Mineral supplement such as limestone and phosphate contain Fe in ferric and ferrous form. The availability of iron in the body is to be balanced. Low quantity of iron in the body can make the body suffer from anemia and too much iron in the body can cause iron storage diseases in the body which damages the organs like liver, kidney, heart and lungs. The deficiency of iron in the body is slow and usually it does not show any symptoms in the early stage.
We can prevent the diseases that are caused by iron by balancing the amount of iron in the diet of ducks. There are available iron supplement which helps in providing iron to the body and makes a balance for a healthy body. There we use “Feton” an essential duck hematinic iron tonic )which consist of Ferric ammonium citrate, chelated copper sulphate, cobalt chloride, Biotin, Folic acid which all together helps in providing iron to the body in a balanced way and also improves the health of the body.
Or, as directed by veterinarian consultants.