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Vitamins for farm animals and poultry

Vitamins for animals

Vitamins for animals play a crucial role in modern agricultural production. Despite the fact that they do not have any nutritional value, these substances are necessary for normal metabolism in the animal’s body, growth, reproduction, good health and high productivity. In addition, their presence in the feed provides the vitamin value of meat, milk and eggs, which are an integral part of the human diet.

If they are absent in sufficient quantities in the diet of animals, this leads to metabolic disorders and various diseases. If the body of an animal lacks any one vitamin, then this is called hypovitaminosis, and in the absence or lack of several – polyhypovitaminosis.

To prevent negative consequences and diseases, animal feed must contain a sufficient amount of vitamins. The most important in agricultural animal husbandry are A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E, etc.

Vitamin A

With a lack of vitamin A in the diet of farm animals, the following negative aspects occur: in females – to barrenness, abortion, the birth of a weak offspring, in young animals there are eye diseases (night blindness), gastrointestinal diseases, poor development, in dairy cattle, milk yield decreases, and in fattened animals weight gain is reduced.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

With its lack in animals, appetite decreases, they become lethargic and prone to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. Pigs, birds, rabbits are very sensitive to vitamin B deficiency.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

This substance is especially necessary for pigs and poultry. Lack of it in feed causes loss of appetite, emaciation, diarrhea, lameness in sows, and cessation of growth, weakening of nerves and muscles, exhaustion and death in chickens. The absence of B2 in bird eggs leads to the death of embryos during incubation.

Vitamin B6

Improves fat and amino acid metabolism and promotes the formation of hemoglobin in the blood. With a lack of it, chickens stop growing, and pigs get epilepsy and anemia.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

It is an integral part of blood, milk and other body fluids. It plays an important role in ensuring the normal sexual activity of cattle.

Vitamin D (calciferol)

Serves to regulate the exchange of calcium and phosphorus in the body of animals and promotes the formation of bone tissue. Its deficiency in the animal body leads to growth retardation and diseases of young animals with rickets, and in adult animals – to fragility (osteoporosis) and painful softening of the bones (osteomalacia).

Vitamin E (tocopherol)

With a lack of vitamin E in feed, the sexual activity of males and females of farm animals decreases. Vitamin E-rich green fodder, hay, haulm, silage, wheat germ, corn and rye.

To ensure the full need of animals for the above substances, the latter are added to their feed. The Globalchim, LLC sells a wide range of vitamins, amino acids and other mineral substances for the organization of a balanced diet for farm animals. Despite some additional costs, if agricultural enterprises use the feed additives we offer, the health of animals and birds is strengthened, weight gain, milk yield, and egg production indicators increase, which ensures the growth of enterprises’ profits.

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