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Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

"Vitamin D and Bone: Turning an Accident into an Opportunity for Discovery" by Prof. Thomas Crenshaw, Department of Animal Science

Event Details

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7 p.m.
Crenshaw will discuss the progression of an accidental deletion of vitamin D from the diets of the swine research herd that was later proven to have induced kyphosis (an abnormal spinal curvature), especially if the deficient diets were fed to sows during pregnancy. He and his research team have shown evidence for a strong influence of the maternal diet on bone abnormalities in the offspring.