Influence of the level of dietary digestible Ca on growth performance, bone ash, plasma Ca, and abundance of genes involved in Ca absorption in 11- to 25-kg pigs fed different levels of digestible P

Vanessa Lagos, a Ph. D. student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, discusses her research on optimal calcium:phosphorus ratios to maximize growth performance and bone ash in 11-25kg pigs. Then, she examines the effect of dietary calcium on plasma calcium and expression of genes related to calcium absorption. Adapted from a presentation at the 2019 ASAS Midwestern Section meeting, Omaha, NE, March 11-13.