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Mathematical models for the study of the biological flow of phosphorus in pigs fed with diets containing increasing levels of phytase

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J.A. Moreira [1] ; J.B. Lopes [2] ; D.M.S.S. Vitti [3] ; A.O. Teixeira [4]
Total Authors: 4
[1] USP. Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura - Brasil
[2] Universidade Federal do Piauí
[3] USP. Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura - Brasil
[4] USP. Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia; v. 61, n. 2, p. 420-428, 2009-04-00.
Field of knowledge: Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry

The biological flow of P was evaluated among the physiologic or the anatomical compartments of pigs fed diets with increasing phytase levels, using P-32 as tracer. The experimental design was completely randomized. Treatments consisted of phytase levels in diets (253, 759, 1265, and 1748UF/kg). The evaluated variables were: feed intake, excretion, specific activities and flow of P in the compartments (gut, blood, bone, and soft tissus). Phytase level did not interfere with fecal and urinary excretion, specific activities, incorporation and resorption of bone, and soft tissue P and in the bidirectional flow of gut and blood, but linearly affected P absorption and bone P retention. The best response was observed with the lowest phytase levels. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/14532-5 - Environmental impact of phosphorus excretion in livestock: quantitative analysis of flow phosphorus using bio-mathematical models
Grantee:Dorinha Miriam Silber Schmidt Vitti
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants