Gestating sows do not digest calcium or phosphorus as well as growing pigs, study says.

URBANA, Ill. – Most values for digestibility of calcium and phosphorus are determined in growing pigs, with the long-held assumption that results can be applied to pigs at different life stages, including gestating and lactating sows. However, research is showing that sows may not absorb certain nutrients in the same way as growing pigs.

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