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The influence of phosphorus supplementation on body function and growth of young steers

Van Schalkwyk, A.; Lombard, P.E.

Agric. Sci. S. Africa, Agroanimalia. 1: 45-51


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Bullocks 18 months old, in 4 groups of 6, grazed natural veld in the Orange Free State for a year. They had access to a phosphate lick during winter or summer or for the whole year or had no supplement. Inorganic P in plasma was below normal and plasma Ca was high in groups which did not receive supplement during a specific period. Bullocks which got P grew faster during some periods than those not given it during the same periods.

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