Vitamins control complex metabolic processes in the body and support the immune system in combating infections. An adequate supply is therefore indispensible for good health. Years of research by our animal nutritionists and veterinarians has lead to the use of Optimum Vitamin Nutrition™ (OVN™) to set a standard for optimal health and animal well being.
Optimum Vitamin Nutrition™ provides all known vitamins in the diet at levels that permit optimum health and productivity of domestic animals. The supplementation levels required to attain optimum vitamin nutrition generally exceed the levels needed to prevent clinical deficiency signs.
DSM vitamin supplementation guidelines for domestic animals
The listed vitamin levels are only guidelines and, in all cases, national feed legislation must be followed. All figures are expressed in terms of vitamin activity. In general, amounts given are per kg air-dry feed, except for ruminants and horses.
Supplementation guidelines (pdf, 536kb)