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Animal Sciences and Industry

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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are involved in metabolic functions required for growth, development, and maintenance. Because of inadequate concentrations and/or limited bioavailability of some essential vitamins and minerals provided from ingredients within a swine diet, supplementation is required to meet their requirements. The importance of formulating to correct phosphorous, Ca:P ratio, sodium and chloride, and vitamin and trace mineral concentrations are discussed in this fact sheet.