Influence of increasing dietary calcium and magnesium levels on performance, mineral metabolism, and egg mineral content of laying hens.

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The effects of increasing dietary magnesium level from .17 to .77% and calcium level from 3 to 4.2% for laying hens over a 7-week period was investigated. Increasing either dietary magnesium or calcium level had no significant effect (P greater than .05) on feed consumption, egg production, egg weight, or egg shell deformation. Increasing dietary magnesium… (More)

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