- As a feed additive, copper is a component of various metal enzymes in animal organisms and directly participates in energy and material metabolism in the body. Copper is also involved in the osteogenesis process of animals and is closely related to collagen metabolism and melanin production in mitochondria.
In addition, an appropriate amount of copper ion can activate pepsin and improve the digestive function of animals.
2 Long-term lack of copper in animals will cause iron absorption to be blocked and anemia. Excessive copper content in the feed can cause copper accumulation in the liver of the animal, which may have adverse effects on human consumption.
- As an algicide: Basic Copper Sulphate has a strong killing effect on algae, and aquaculture is commonly used to kill malignant algae such as cyanobacteria.
The average concentration of algae killing is 0.8ppm. Because of the large number of algae death, it will lead to hypoxia in the pond. Therefore, it should be carefully selected in the morning on sunny days, and oxygenation measures should be taken. Some algae will produce toxic algae after death. It is necessary to change the water properly or detoxify the water.