Vitamins are essential additives in animal feed. We are proud to offer the following products for animal feed applications:
Vitamin A: Is required for normal growth, resistance against infection and diseases, reproduction and maintenance of epithelial cells in good condition (skin and the linings of the digestive, reproductive, and respiratory tracts).
- Deficiency causes nutritional Roup, characterised by conjunctivitis, Oculo-nasal discharge, and eyelids stuck together with thick exudates. In advanced cases necrosis and keratinisation of mucosa of alimentary and respiratory tract occurs.
Vitamin D3 : Promotes intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorous which are required for normal growth, bone development, and eggshell formation.
- Deficiency leads to rickets. Birds produce thin shelled eggs with reduced hatchability, show leg weakness and penguin like sitting posture. The beak, claws and ribs become very pliable.
Vitamin E : It is a powerful antioxidant which protects polyunsaturated fats in the body from oxidation and is also important for normal neurological functions. It enhances immune mechanisms of the body.
- Deficiency leads to Encephalomalacia/crazy chick disease, exudative diathesis in young birds, muscular dystrophy seen more frequently in older and mature birds.
Vitamin K: is essential for synthesis of Prothrombin, thus it plays an important role in clotting mechanisms and also has a protective effect against Poccidiosis.
Deficiency leads to an increase of blood spots in eggs, Haemorrhages in the legs and breast and a failure of blood clotting.
Vitamin C: Possesses potent anti-stress property and acts as an Immunity Booster by developing resistance against infections.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): is necessary for proper carbohydrate metabolism. The deficient birds show anorexia, loss of weight, ruffled feathers, dropping of wings and paralysis of muscles.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): is a part of enzyme systems so plays a vital role in metabolism.
- The deficiency causes diarrhea and “curled toe paralysis” in birds between the first and second week of age.
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin): is involved with nucleic acid synthesis, carbohydrate and fat metabolism and methyl synthesis. This is found in all foods of animal origin.
- Its deficiency shows slowed growth, poor feed utilization and reduced hatchability.
Choline chloride 60 % : Choline is a member of the B-complex group of water-soluble vitamins. It is an essential factor in the normal development and health of animals and is necessary for maximum growth of most animals.
- Deficiency is more likely to be a problem in young, growing chicks. The choline requirement of growing chicks decreases with age as it is generally not possible to produce a deficiency at an age over eight weeks. Clinical signs most commonly observed include: Stunted growth Perosis, leading to slipped tendon.