Vitamin E plays a very important role in animal production. Adequate Vitamin E is essential for the maintenance of manycellular functions. Vitamin E is particularly important for immune system functions and the ability to fight disease. Recent research also indicates Vitamin E enhances meat keeping qualities.
Vitamin E plays a very important role not only in intensive feeding systems but also under general grazing conditions.
As a biological antioxidant vitamin E not only mops up free radicals, but also has a role in smooth muscle function, particularly at lambing and is vitally important in aiding white muscle disease, lameness in sheep and muscle wasting during dry conditions where a lack of quality pasture fails to provide normal Vitamin E intake. Vitamin E is mostly found where green feed is abundant.
The role of biological antioxidants such as Vitamin E is to protect cell membranes and other oxidising materials in the body from attack by free radicals.
Selenium and Vitamin E rely on each for elevation of animal health, additional Vitamin E is required where Selenium is lacking.
Current research suggests that oral applications of Vitamin E also plays a role in the respiratory system.
Oral dosing can often give a more rapid response than subcutaneous injection, oral doses of 120mg d-a tocopherol have been shown to raise nutrient plasma levels for 1 week and liver levels for 9 weeks [Puls et al 1994].
Compass Vitamin E drench is a simple 5 ml per animal dose delivering 2000 international units of Vitamin E and comes in a handy 5 ltr container , enough to drench 1000 sheep and also in a handy 2 ltr container.
This simple production booster is used at times of high stress including Weaning , Lambing, Mating, entry to feedlots and where Vitamin E is found to be limited.
LAMBS OVER 6 WEEKS OF AGE:2.5ml
For further nutritional information phone Ross Waller on 0427 186 943.
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