Animal Nutrition

Vitamin E-Acetate

Vitamin E-Acetate is a high-quality, reliable and safe to use vitamin E that is easy to add to all kinds of feed and pet food.

Vitamins are substances which are necessary for maintaining all body functions (growth, health, fertility, performance). As a rule, the animal body cannot synthesize these natural biologically active substances itself, which is why they must be supplied with the feed.

Vitamin E-Acetate is the liquid form of our Lutavit® E. For more information on our vitamins please click here.

Key benefits of vitamin E-Acetate

  • Essential for cellular metabolism (cell respiration and nucleic acid metabolism).
  • Acts as an antioxidant, suppressing the autoxidation of unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin A in vivo.
  • Consistent high-quality and reliability
  • Easy to add to all kinds of feed and pet food

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 80 – 120 mg
Dairy cows3 500 – 1000 mg
Sheep/goats 50 – 80 mg
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
100 – 120 mg
Saddle horses
(per 100 kg live weight per day)
80 – 100 mg
(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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