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|Wednesday, 02 July 2014 14:55|
Rationale for EMCELLE®E-D3 LIQUID
in drinking water for weaned pigs
Fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E are each metabolized differently by pigs.
Fat-soluble vitamin status in pigs is very complex because metabolism of each fat-soluble vitamin is different in the pig. Pigs have a dietary requirement for vitamin A and vitamin E since neither can be produced in the body, while vitamin D can be produced in pigs that have adequate access to sunlight. Without adequate sunlight, vitamin D would then be required in the pig’s diet.
While nursing, pig’s vitamin E and vitamin A status are usually adequate, however vitamin D status is usually low due to low levels in sow’s milk. What is interesting is that vitamin E status goes down very quickly after weaning because of lack of body stores. Pigs’, vitamin D status continues to be very low, and vitamin A status is not impacted by weaning, since vitamin A is stored in the liver.
Weaned pigs can not utilize feed-grade vitamin E.
University and field studies have shown that newly-weaned pigs can not efficiently utilize the form of vitamin E found in nursery diets (vitamin E-acetate). This causes pig’s vitamin E status to decrease very quickly after weaning. . When drinking water is fortified with vitamins E and D from EMCELLE, vitamin E status (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin D status (25-OH-D3) are dramatically improved. For this reason, supplementation of vitamins E and D in the drinking water is recommended 2-3 weeks post-weaning (See Figures).
EMCELLE contains the same form of vitamin E found in sow’s milk.
EMCELLE E-D3 LIQUID contains the most bioavailable-form of vitamin E and is the only product that provides vitamin E in the same form that is found in sow’s milk. Furthermore, these fat-soluble vitamins are micellized, which means that they are formulated to be made water-soluble and ready for absorption.
For more information view Dr. Stuart's AASV Paper.
Vitamin Products for Swine
Oral (Drinking water or oral dosing)