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Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:59:47 PM
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Vitanox, efficacy confirmed in vivo (Part 3)
 
Kevin Vanneste, product manager, Nuscience Group

 


Vitanox can be applied in two ways.


  •  On top supplementation of Vitanox during stressful periods.
  •  Partial replacement of vitamin E.


In both cases, Vitanox has proven very effective as shown by the in vivo trial results below.


On top supplementation


Vitanox was added to the diet of piglets during four weeks after weaning, a stressful period for young piglets. Dietary addition of 1 kg/t Vitanox improved the performance results of weaned piglets. This resulted in a 5% better feed intake and a better growth of approximately 8%.

 


Partial vitamin E replacement


  •  Fattening pigs


50% of vitamin E was replaced by Vitanox resulting in a final vitamin E concentration of 40 ppm and 40 ppm vitamin E equivalents coming from Vitanox. Partial replacement of vitamin E by Vitanox resulted in equal growth, improved feed conversion ratio and lower mortality. Furthermore, blood antioxidant status and meat quality remained at the same high level.

 


  •  Broilers


80% of vitamin E was replaced by Vitanox resulting in a final vitamin E concentration of 10 ppm and 40 ppm vitamin E equivalents coming from Vitanox. Partial replacement resulted in synergistic effects on the technical performance of broilers slaughtered at day 39 of age.

 
 
Overall, it can be concluded that Vitanox proofs very efficient both as supplementary feed ingredient and partial vitamin E replacer. Vitanox helps to optimize feed costs while farmers can benefit from better performing animals due to synergistic effects.

For more information, contact our Product Manager Kevin Vanneste (Kevin.Vanneste@nusciencegroup.com)

 


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Article made possible through the contribution of Kevin Vanneste and Nuscience Group

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