We have long known that of all the species tested, piglets are born with the lowest circulating levels of 25(OH)D.
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. United States
Rank: Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
|University of Minnesota||BS||May 2002||Veterinary Sciences|
|University of Minnesota||DVM||May 2004||Veterinary Medicine|
|Iowa State University||PhD||August 2009||Veterinary Pathology|
Board Certification: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Anatomic Pathology.
Record of professional experience:
|2009 - present||Diagnostic Pathologist; Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine|
|2006 - 2009||Adjunct instructor; Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine|
|2004 - 2006||Production veterinarian; Christensen Family Farms, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota|
Updated CV 29-Jun-2013
Vitamin D is normally produced following skin exposure to ultraviolet-B. Since most piglets (and humans too!) are raised in climate controlled housing and born year-round, direct access to sunshine is often limited, even in the summer. Fortunately, vitamin D can be added to diets to meet the animals' need for vitamin D.