In the next generations of Lutavit® A 1000 NXT, Lutavit® A 500 S NXT and Lutavit® A/D3 1000/200 NXT formulations, ethoxyquin (EQ) is replaced by butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) as stabilizer. Lutavit® A NXT products deliver long shelf-life, superior bioavailability and outstanding stability in premix and feed.
BASF’s vitamin A formulations contain this essential nutrient in a biologically highly active form. To ensure good stability of the powdered products (Lutavit® A 1000 NXT, Lutavit® AD3 1000/200 NXT, Lutavit® A 500 Plus), the retinol is esterified, stabilizing agents and antioxidants are added, and a final treatment makes them insoluble in hot water. As a result, these formulations are protected against vapor, pressure, and high temperatures during feed production and storage. Vitamin A from BASF also exhibits good flowability and is resistant to lump formation.
In general, vitamins are substances that are necessary for maintaining body functions. Vitamin A in particular is a proactive substance for the entire ectoderm, playing an important role in the development, protection, and regeneration of skin and mucous membranes. A sufficiently high supply of vitamin A results in increased resistance to infectious diseases. It keeps the skin and mucous membranes healthy and works as an effective barrier against bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Vitamin A influences the synthesis of important hormones in the ovaries and the adrenal cortex. It also has special importance for the growth, skeletal development, and fertility of animals. It is involved in regulating the metabolization of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. In young animals, it is particularly important for preventing growth disorders, while its epithelial protective function has great importance in older animals.
BASF’s vitamin A products are cost-effective and stable during processing and storage. Reliable supply and consistent quality confer additional benefits on our customers. Last but not least, BASF, being a well-established player, possesses a broad range of technical experience and know-how that clearly benefits our customers.
|Pigs (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))|
|Piglets, prestarter||15,000 – 20,000 I.U.|
|Piglets, starter||12,000 – 20,000 I.U.|
|Grower||10,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Finisher||8,000 – 10,000 I.U.|
|Breeding sows||16,000 – 20,000 I.U.|
|Breeding boars||12,000 – 20,000 I.U.|
|Poultry (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))|
|Chickens, starter||12,000 – 15,000 I.U.|
|Chickens, pullets||8,000 – 10,000 I.U.|
|Laying hens||8,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Breeding hens||12,000 – 15,000 I.U.|
|Broilers||8,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Turkeys, starter||10,000 – 14,000 I.U.|
|Turkeys, grower||8,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Turkeys, finisher||8,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Turkeys, breeding animals||12,000 – 15,000 I.U.|
|Ducks/geese||10,000 – 13,000 I.U.|
|Ruminants and horses (per animal and day)|
|Calves, milk replacers (per kg feed)||20,000 – 25,000 I.U.|
|Cows, breeding||30,000 – 50,000 I.U.|
|Beef bulls||40,000 – 70,000 I.U.|
|Dairy cows||80,000 – 140,000 I.U.|
|Sheep/goats||4,000 – 8,000 I.U.|
|Foals (per 100 kg live weight per day)||10,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Saddle horses (per 100 kg live weight per day)||6,000 – 8,000 I.U.|
|Racing horses and breeding horses (per 100 kg live weight per day)||12,000 – 15,000 I.U.|
|Pets and fish (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))|
|Dogs||8,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Cats||15,000 – 20,000 I.U.|
|Rabbits||8,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Minks||8,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
|Cold water fish||7,000 – 9,000 I.U.|
|Warm water fish||8,000 – 10,000 I.U.|
|Shrimps||10,000 – 12,000 I.U.|
Disclaimer: National regulations may vary and need to be considered prior to product use.
|Lutavit® A 1000 NXT||Information & Certificates|
|Lutavit® A 500 S NXT||Information & Certificates|
|Lutavit® A/D3 1000/200 NXT||Information & Certificates|