Effects of ZnO and microbial phytase on digestibility of Ca and P in maize-based diets fed to growing pigs

Adding pharmacological doses of zinc to post-weaning diets helps prevent diarrhea and promotes growth performance in pigs, but zinc can interfere with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Dr. Laia Blavi, a postdoctoral research associate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, presents the results of her research on how to ameliorate this effect.