Zagrovit E 50 is a feed grade dl-α-tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E) powder. It is white to off white free flowing powder that ensures homogeneous blend of the premix. Vitamin E is essential in fertility and reproduction. It also plays a role as antioxidant by protecting the cells against free radical damage. It works together with other antioxidants in the body and creates synergistic antioxidant effects.
Other roles of Vitamin E include protection of cellular structures from oxidation, synthesis of Vitamin C and Coenzyme Q, and metabolism of sulfur amino acids. It is fairly stable but it is very susceptible to destruction caused by heat, light, alkalies and rancid fats.
Deficiency symptoms can occur if the animal takes in inadequate level of Vitamin E. Muscular dystrophy is one of the common symptoms related to this deficiency. In swine, deficiency can lead to mulberry heart disease and hepatosis dietetica (toxic liver dystrophy). Iron toxicity can also occur in piglets with marginal levels of Vitamin E in the diet. Ruminants, on the otherhand, experience white muscle disease, a condition whereby sudden death from severe damage to the heart muscle occurs.
Poultry is extremely sensitive to Vitamin E deficiency. Signs and symptoms include exudative diathesis, encephalomalacia (crazy chick disease), steatites, and reproductive failure for both male and female bird and myopathy of gizzard in turkey.
Dosage and Administration:
Consult a nutritionist for the recommended inclusion in the premix and/or feed.
Store in a cool and dry place (<25oC); away from rain, moisture and sunlight.