It has been scientifically proven that minerals are essential elements for the organism. If macro-elements are required in large amounts, small amounts of trace elements are no less essential.
Amongst the macro-elements are calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, chlorine, sulphur and magnesium. Trace elements include manganese, iodine, zinc, cobalt, iron and copper.
Calcium and phosphorous represent three-quarters of the minerals found in the pigeon’s organism. In addition to their role in the skeleton, calcium and phosphorous perform critical physiological functions such as muscular contraction, nervous conduction, blood coagulation, regulation of osmotic and ionic equilibria and chemical reactions that generate energy.
It should also be noted that 97% of the shell of the pigeon egg consists of calcium. The organism’s needs are thus highly variable and crucially important. Grains are poor in calcium. Pigeons need supplementary minerals. Nutritional deficiencies manifesting themselves, for example, in the deviation of the breast-bone by young pigeons. The shell of the eggs produced by poorly fed pigeons are frequently malformed.
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