Animal Nutrition

Lutavit® A NXT

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.


Application of Lutavit® A NXT

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.

Benefits of Lutavit® A NXT

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.

Benefits of Lutavit A NXT

  • Superior bioavailability
  • High homogeneity
  • Outstanding stability in premix and feed

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.

Why choose BASF Lutavit® A NXT?

  • The innovative formulation delivers long shelf-life, superior bioavailability and outstanding stability in premix and feed
  • Lutavit® A NXT offers a high degree of product consistency and traceability
  • Lutavit® A NXT exhibits excellent flowability and is resistant to lump formation
  • In Lutavit® A NXT, EQ is replaced by BHT as a stabilizer

Dosage recommendations

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.

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