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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.
White to off-white powder
Used as an anti-oxidant.
Dosage & Administration
Calves: 160-300 mg per animal per day.
Heifer: 1000 mg per animal per day.
Beef Cattle: 600-1000 mg per animal per day.
- Lactation Period: 1000-2000 mg per animal per day.
- Transition/Dry Cow Period: 2000-6000 mg animal per day.
Sheep & Goat: 400 mg per animal per day.
Horse: 2-4 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.