Article published the November 1, 2021
IntroductionMinerals make up a small but vital percentage of swine diets with profound impacts on animal health, growth performance, feed cost and the general environment. Calcium and phosphorus are the two most abundant minerals in the body, and they exist largely (about 98%) in the form of carbonated hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2) in the skeleton (Mahamid et al., 2010). They are required ...
Article published the September 16, 2021
Article published the May 17, 2021
Dietary energy is vital in animal nutrition as it is a major cost component in animal diets. Dietary fat and oil contribute high levels of energy into the diet, and different fat types affect growth performance of fast growing broiler chickens (Meng et al., 2004). Furthermore, decreased fat digestion and absorption were reported in young broiler chickens (Al-Marzooqi and Leeson, 2000). Addition of ...
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