Global
Animal Nutrition
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Animal Nutrition

Lutavit® E

BASF’s Lutavit® E50 and E50 S are formulated with a high quality silica that provides high stability. It guarantees at least 50% vitamin content through the whole shelf life of the product, making Lutavit® E50 and E50 S one of the top performers in the market.

Application of Lutavit® E

Lutavit® E is a high quality synthetic vitamin E acetate that is usually applied to a silica carrier as a 50% adsorbate. As an essential feed additive, it is easy to add to premixes, base mixes, and complete feed for swine, poultry, cattle, and dairy cows. It is also used in a variety of pet care products, including top dog and cat food brands.

Ideal vitamin E livestock diet fortification has to meet the physiological requirement of animals and should consider special needs as well. Optimal vitamin E nutrition can make a significant contribution towards safeguarding animal health, productivity and product quality and therefore profitability of animal production. Vitamin fortification is closely correlated with animal stress. Competitive meat, milk and egg production requires constant adjustment in inputs, especially if outputs are constantly changing.

Benefits of Lutavit® E

Lutavit® E is a high quality synthetic vitamin E acetate that is usually applied to a silica carrier as a 50% adsorbate. As an essential feed additive, it is easy to add to premixes, base mixes, and complete feed for swine, poultry, cattle, and dairy cows. It is also used in a variety of pet care products, including top dog and cat food brands.

Vitamin E is an essential nutrient, performing a variety of vital functions in the organism that include various metabolic processes and the formation of antibodies. It is also a well-known antioxidant that helps to suppress the autoxidation of Vitamin A and unsaturated fatty acids.

Benefits of vitamin E

  • Primary role: protection of body tissues from damaging oxidative processes
  • Regulation of muscle metabolism
  • Preparation and protection of pregnancy
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Vitamin E deficiency symptoms and its implications

Insufficient supply with vitamins can lead to disorders. While nowadays a truly deficient vitamin supply for farm animals is only rarely observed in agricultural practice, suboptimal vitamin supply or partial undersupply occurs more frequently.

In calves, lambs, pigs and poultry, muscular dystrophy is prominent, combined with lightening of skeletal musculature and degenerative changes in the heart musculature, which can lead to sudden heart failure. In poultry, encephalomalacia occurs, which is characterized by uncoordinated movements and by abnormal posture of the head. Also in poultry, the concentration of the blood contents and thus the loading of the heart musculature is increased. In the rat, vitamin E deficiency reduces fertility.

Why choose BASF Lutavit®?

  • Lutavit® E50 is formulated with a high quality silica that provides high stability
  • It is a well-established product that has been used in animal nutrition for more than 40 years
  • Lutavit® E stands for consistently high-quality, a reliable performance and is safe to use
  • It is easy to add to premixes and base mixes
  • At least 50% vitamin content guaranteed through the whole shelf life of the product

Vitamin E for Dairy Cows

The milk yield of our dairy cows has continuously risen over the last five decades. Aside from this impressive gain in performance, the susceptibility for diseases has increased at the same time. This is where higher doses of vitamin E at the start of lactation can make an important contribution in improving animal health.

Vitamin E is the most important antioxidant of the animal organism and can capture free oxygen radicals, from which its main metabolic properties in the dairy cow can be deduced. In addition to safeguarding animal health by improving immunity, it is well-known for its positive impact on fertility and stress sensitivity to which dairy cows are very susceptible at the start of lactation in particular.

Dosage recommendations

Pigs (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))
Piglets, prestarter1 100-150 mg
Piglets, starter 80-120 mg
Grower 60-80 mg
Finisher1 40-60 mg
Breeding sows 60-80 mg
Breeding boars 140-160 mg
1 up to 250 mg to increase immunity and improve meat quality
Poultry (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))
Chickens, starter1 40-60 mg
Chickens, pullets 20-30 mg
Laying hens2 20-30 mg
Breeding hens 40-60 mg
Broilers1 30-50 mg
Turkeys, starter1 40-60 mg
Turkeys, grower 30-50 mg
Turkeys, finisher1 30-40 mg
Turkeys, breeding animals2 40-60 mg
Ducks/geese 40-60 mg
1 up to 200 mg to increase immunity and improve meat quality
2 up to 100 mg under stress conditions, heat related stress and to increase reproductive performance of breeding animals
Ruminants and horses (per animal and day)
Calves, milk replacers1
(per kg feed)
80-120 mg
Cows, breeding 100-150 mg
Beef bulls2 200-300 mg
Dairy cows3 500-1000 mg
Sheep/goats 50-80 mg
Foals
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
100-120 mg
Saddle horses
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
80-100 mg
Racing horses and breeding horses
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
200-300 mg
1 up to 200 mg to increase immunity during the 14 days following the colostrum phase
2 to improve meat quality from the 100th day prior to slaughtering
3 to improve the udder condition during the dry period within the first 10 lactation weeks
Pets and fish (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))
Dogs 80-120 mg
Cats 100-150 mg
Rabbits 30-50 mg
Minks 80-120 mg
Cold water fish1 200-300 mg
Warm water fish1 150-200 mg
Shrimps1 180-250 mg
1 high content in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) requires addititional doses

Disclaimer: National regulations may vary and need to be considered prior to product use.

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Feed Conversion & Animal Performance

Improved feed conversion and faster weight gain are achieved with increased nutrient utilization of feed. With high biological effectiveness, better performance of animals is achieved. In addition to that, optimized nutrient utilization can result in a reduction of nutrients excreted in the manure. This embraces the concept of “responsible farming,” in accordance with recent increases in public eco-awareness.

Vitality & Wellbeing

BASF has decades of experience in the feed sector, in development, production and application. We place particular importance on delivering the highest quality for the benefit of humans and animals alike.

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