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on January 30, 2015
Formulation

Calcium: an important but forgotten mineral

Too much or too little of this inexpensive additive can bring about disproportional problems

Calcium (Ca) is rarely considered to be a limiting nutrient when formulating diets for pigs. This is largely because it is abundant and relatively inexpensive Indeed, limestone and calcium carbonate, the two most common sources of calcium worldwide, are readily available and at competitive prices. Yet, there are cases…

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