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Animal Nutrition

Vitamin B2

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High-quality vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is crucial for the vital growth and development of animals as well as human beings.

Owing to its role in the metabolism of proteins and fats, vitamin Bis an essential micronutrient for all major species of livestock and companion animals. It is used as a feed additive in all types of feed. Vitamin B2 deficiency can cause retarded growth, poor food utilization, and diarrhea. In chickens, vitamin B2 deficiency typically causes the symptom of inwardly curved toes. BASF´s Lutavit® B2 SG 80 is the only B2 vitamin produced by the Ashbya gossypii fungus, a natural producer of vitamin B2. In BASF’s fermentation process Ashbya gossypii metabolizes vegetable oil into vitamin B2 which is then isolated, purified, and dried. This also leads to the specific orange color of our Lutavit® B2 SG 80.

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Lutavit® B2 SG 80

  • Outstanding purity and stability while meeting highest global safety standards and regulatory requirements
  • Constant and reproducible quality as a result of applying strictest quality management standards
  • Excellent flowability and mixing behavior guarantees homogeneous mixing with all types of feed
  • Especially suitable for use in fully automated, small dispensers

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Lutavit® B2 SG 80

Naturally produced by the Ashbya gossypii fungus our high-quality vitamin B2 is crucial for the vital growth and development of animals.

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Owing to its role in the metabolism of proteins and fats, vitamin B2 is an essential micronutrient for all major species of livestock and companion animals.

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Product name

Form

Application

Packaging

Article number

Lutavit® B2 SG 80

Granulate

Pigs, Poultry, Ruminants, Aquaculture, Pets

25 kg plastic bag

54690103

Lutavit® B2 SG 80 (EU)

Granulate

Pigs, Poultry, Ruminants, Aquaculture, Pets

25 kg plastic bag

500 kg big plastic bag

50643557

54690209
(Sold in EU only)

The flowability and mixing behavior of Lutavit® B2 SG 80 is excellent and guarantees homogenous mixing with all types of feed. It is suitable for vitamin blends, premixes, mineral, and mixed feeds. The dried B2 product is especially suitable for use in fully automated small component dispensers.

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Lutavit® B2 SG 80

Pigs (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))
Piglets, prestarter 6-8 mg
Piglets, starter 5-7 mg
Grower 4-6 mg
Finisher 3-5 mg
Breeding sows 5-7 mg
Breeding boars 5-7 mg
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Poultry (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))
Chickens, starter 8-10 mg
Chickens, pullets 4-6 mg
Laying hens 5-8 mg
Breeding hens 8-10 mg
Broilers 5-7 mg
Turkeys, starter 10-14 mg
Turkeys, grower 6-8 mg
Turkeys, finisher 4-6 mg
Turkeys, breeding animals 8-10 mg
Ducks/geese 6-8 mg
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Ruminants and horses (per animal and day)
Calves, milk replacers 
(per kg feed)
4-6 mg
Foals
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
8-12 mg
Saddle horses
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
6-8 mg
Racing horses and breeding horses
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
8-12 mg
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Pets and fish (per kg complete feed (88% dry matter))
Dogs 4-6 mg
Cats 5-8 mg
Rabbits 3-6 mg
Minks 6-10 mg
Cold water fish 20-30 mg
Warm water fish 10-20 mg
Shrimps 50-80 mg
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Photo Dr. Wolf Pelletier

Dr. Wolf Pelletier, BASF SE, Germany

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