Broilers

DSM Vitamin Supplementation Guidelines 2016 for Animal Nutrition

Broilers

Added per kg air-dry feed

Category/Phase Duration Vit. A Vit. D3(2) 25OHD3 (Hy*D)(2) Vit. E(3) Vit. K(Menadione) Vit. B1 Vit. B2 Vit. B6 Vit. B12(7) Niacin d-Panto thenic acid Folic acid Biotin Vit. C (8)(9) Choline
    I.U. I.U. mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg mg
Broilers
Starter
1-10 days 12.000-15.000 4000-5000 0,069 150-200(5) 3-4 3-4 8-10 4-6 0,020-0,040 60-80 15-20 2-2,5 0,25-0,40 100-200 400-700
Grower 11-24 days 10.000-12.500 4000-5000 0,069 50-100(6)(7) 3-4 2-3 7-9 4-6 0,020-0,030 60-80 12-18 2-2,5 0,25-0,40 100-200 400-700
Finisher 25 dd-market 10.000-12.500 4000-5000 0,069 50-100(6)(7) 3-4 2-3 6-8 4-6 0,020-0,030 50-80 10-15 2-2,5 0,25-0,40 100-200 400-600
Broiler breeders
Starter/Grower (pullets)
0-18 weeks 10.000-12.000 3000-5000 0,069 100-150(5) 3-5 2-3,5 8-10 4-6 0,020-0,030 30-60 13-15 1,5-2,5 0,25-0,40 100-150 350-700
Layers and male breeders 19 weeks-end 12.000-15.000 3000-5000 0,069(3) 100-150(5) 5-7 3-3,5 12-16 4-6 0,030-0,040 50-60 15-25 2-4 0,25-0,40 100-150 350-700

(2) Local legal limits need to be observed
(3) Add 60 mg/kg CAROPHYLL® red to improve hatchability. MaxiChick™  (Hy-D® 1,25% and CAROPHYLL® red) is a DSM Nutritional Products Patent and Trademark
(4) When dietary fat is higher than 3% then add 5 mg/kg feed for each 1% dietary fat
(5) For optimum immune function increase level up to 300 mg/kg
(6) Under heat stress conditions increase level up to 200 mg/kg
(7) For optimum meat quality increase level up to 200 mg/kg
(8) Use upper level as reference for animal protein free diets and when cobalt is supplemented at very low levels or removed
(9) Recommended under heat stress condition and to enhance reproductive performance in breeders
(10) Use ROVIMIX® STAY-C®35 for reducing loss during processing

Conversion Factors

Vitamin activity (active substance) Conversion factor from active substance to vitamin form
1 IU Vitamin A (retinol) 0,344 μg Vitamin A acetate (retinyl acetate)
1 IU Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 0,025 μg Vitamin D3
1 μg 25OHD3 40 IU Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
1,0 mg Vitamin E (tocopherol) 1,0 mg DL- α-Tocopheryl acetate
1,0 mg Vitamin K3 (menadione) 2,0 mg Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (MSB)
2,3 mg Menadione Nicotinamide Bisulfite (MNB)
1,0 mg Vitamin B1 (thiamine) 1,088 mg Thiamine mononitrate
1,12 mg Thiamine hydrochloride
1,0 mg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 1,215 mg Pyridoxine hydrochloride
1,0 mg d-Pantothenic acid 1,087 mg Calcium d-pantothenate
2,174 mg Calcium dl-pantothenate
1,0 mg Biotin 1 mg D-Biotin
1,0 mg Vitamin C 1 mg L-Ascorbic acid
1,0 mg Choline 1,15 mg Choline chloride

Click in the species below to see the Optimum Vitamin Nutrition Guidelines

Broilers: Starter, Grower, Finisher.

Broiler breeders: Starter/Grower (Pullets), Layers and male breeders

Turkeys: Starter, Grower, Finisher.

Turkey breeders: Starter, Grower, Layers and male breeders

Hens and Duck layers, Layers breeders, Ducks and Geese, Partridges, Quails and pheasants, Ostrich and Emu

Fattening Pigs: Pre-starter, Starter, Grower, Finisher.

Breeders: Replacement gilts, Sows, Boars

Calves, milk replacer, Heifers, Beef cattle, Beef cows, Dairy cows, Breeding bulls Sheep & Goats

Foals, Leisure horses, Race horses, Mares and Stallions, Rabbits, Mick & Foxes

Dogs and cats

Salmon / Trout, Carp/Tilapia/Cat-fish, Eels, Seabream/Seabass, Shrimp

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