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Effects of phosphorus intake on phosphorus flow in growing pigs: Application and comparison of two models

Schulin-Zeuthen, M., Lopes, J. B., Kebreab, E., Vitti, D., Abdalla, A. L., Haddad, M. D., Crompton, L. A. and France, J. (2005) Effects of phosphorus intake on phosphorus flow in growing pigs: Application and comparison of two models. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 236 (2). pp. 115-125. ISSN 0022-5193

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A comparison of the models of Vitti et al. (2000, J. Anim. Sci. 78, 2706-2712) and Fernandez (1995c, Livest. Prod. Sci. 41, 255-261) was carried out using two data sets on growing pigs as input. The two models compared were based on similar basic principles, although their aims and calculations differed. The Vitti model employs the rate:state formalism and describes phosphorus (P) flow between four pools representing P content in gut, blood, bone and soft tissue in growing goats. The Fernandez model describes flow and fractional recirculation between P pools in gut, blood and bone in growing pigs. The results from both models showed similar trends for P absorption from gut to blood and net retention in bone with increasing P intake, with the exception of the 65 kg results from Date Set 2 calculated using the FernAndez model. Endogenous loss from blood back to gut increased faster with increasing P intake in the FernAndez than in the Vitti model for Data Set 1. However, for Data Set 2, endogenous loss increased with increasing P intake using the Vitti model, but decreased when calculated using the FernAndez model. Incorporation of P into bone was not influenced by intake in the FernAndez model, while in the Vitti model there was an increasing trend. The FernAndez model produced a pattern of decreasing resorption in bone with increasing P intake, with one of the data sets, which was not observed when using the Vitti model. The pigs maintained their P homeostasis in blood by regulation of P excretion in urine. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
ID Code:9149
Uncontrolled Keywords:balance studies, isotope dilution techniques, kinetic models, phosphorus, growing pigs, BODY-WEIGHT, CALCIUM, METABOLISM, ABSORPTION, SHEEP, KINETICS, BALANCE, TERM

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