Zagrovit Biotin 2% is a free flowing Biotin powder for animal premix and feed use.
Biotin, being a constituent of various enzymes, plays an important role in growth as it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrate to protein and protein & carbohydrate to fat. Biotin is also essential in the synthesis of fatty acids and helps to maintain normal blood glucose level. It is often recommended to strengthen the hair, nails, horn and hoofs as well as to maintain the health of the skin of animals.
Biotin acts as a coenzyme in the production of carboxylases which is essential in transferring CO2 from one compound to another. It also functions in the synthesis of fatty acids (Acetyl CoA-carboxylase), gluconeogenesis (pyruvate carboxylase), propionic acid metabolism (propionyl CoA-carboxylase, carbohydrate metabolism and synthesis of proteins and purines.
Synthesis of Biotin takes place in the intestine thru fermentation. Presence of sulpha drugs can affect the absorption of this vitamin since this kind of drug can destroy the intestinal flora. During treatment of this drug, it is important to supplement adequate amounts to prevent deficiency to occur. Biotin activity is not affected even if it is exposed to heat or light, however, it will be unstable upon mixing it to either strong acid or basic solution.
Similar symptoms are manifested with deficiency of supply of Biotin in the ration as that of B-complexes. Lack of Biotin in the diet may leads to depressed growth, hair loss and low fertility. In poultry, signs such as poor feathering, inflammation of beak, legs and toes, fatty liver and kidney syndrome (FLKS) are observed among flocks. Pigs exhibit hair loss and inflammation of hooves and hoof-sole. Cattle, sheep and horse are observed to have brittle horns and cracked hooves.
- Has a role in general metabolism.
- Has a role in maintaining integrity of skin, hair and hooves
Dosage & Administration
Heifer & Beef Cattle: 0.5 g per animal per day.
Beef Cow/Dairy Cow: 1 g per animal per day.
Sheep & Goat: 0.25 g per animal per day.
Horse: 0.5 - 1 g per animal per day.
Poultry, Swine & Aqua: Consult an Animal Nutritionist for an accurate dosage administration.
Store in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct heat and sunlight. Store away from toxic chemicals.
1 Kg and 20 Kg