Skeletal health

As pigs grow leaner and faster, maintaining skeletal health is paramount. Balancing nutrient allocation between muscle and bone development is essential. Micronutrients like phosphorus and vitamins D and B play critical roles. Understanding bone-muscle dynamics is crucial to preventing skeletal issues in pigs that have an enormous propensity for lean gain.

This increase in protein deposition potential and average daily gain seen in today's highly efficient fatteners can trigger challenges in the development and health of bone. Muscle and bone deposition compete for allocation of the same nutrients but muscle deposition will always take the priority. For example, key micronutrients such as certain sulfur amino acids, phosphorus, and certain micronutrients, such as vitamin D and certain trace elements can becoming limiting if repartitioning is prioritized excessively in one direction. Requirements and kinetic of the development of these two tissues are quite different. Sometimes incompatibilities arise, at least at the mineral level where bone formation requires high level of calcium relative to phosphorous, whereas soft tissue and muscle accretion requires more phosphorous relative to calcium. As vitamin D receptors (VDRs) are located on both muscle and bones cells, vitamin D influences both tissues therefore circulating blood levels of vitamin D are decisive in one or other of the biological and cellular functions also.


  • Precise and tailored nutrition solution for optimum immune competency
  • Comprehensive analysis evaluating genetic, production, welfare, and sustainability factors
  • Review and adapt macro and micronutrient nutrition such as amino-acids balance, calcium and phosphorus, feed solutions and additives (enzymes, eubiotics, mycotoxin risk management, vitamins…)
  • Establish and monitor health and performance key indicators
  • Measure, understand and manage vitamin D3 status with Verax™ DBS Analytics for optimum health
  • Elevate vitamin D levels to reduce inflammation and enhance performance with Hy-D®

Our portfolio offering

  • Hy-D®

    Hy-D® is the fast track vitamin D3 source, for a strong skeleton and better performance.

  • Verax™ DBS Analytics

    Optimize the immunity, bone health, reproductive performance and efficiency of your animals by understanding and managing their vitamin D3 status with our easy-to-use, fast, on-farm service that delivers insight and recommendations to improve animal performance.