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The level of feed intake does not influence digestibility of calcium and phosphorus in diets fed to gestating sows, but gestating sows have reduced digestibility of calcium and phosphorus compared with growing gilts
- Lee, S.A., Casas, G.A., Stein, H.H.
- Canadian journal of animal science 2018 v.98 no.3 pp. 589-592
- calcium, diet, digestibility, gilts, phosphorus, sows
- Level of feed intake did not affect the apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD) of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) in gestating sows. Gestating sows had reduced ATTD of Ca and P compared with growing gilts. Formulating diets for sows using values obtained from growing pigs, therefore, may result in inaccuracies.