d-Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)

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B group vitamins act as coenzymes on different metabolic pathways and, in many biochemical reactions multiple B-group vitamins are involved at the same time. Their presence is fundamental for the normal functioning of the organism.

Pantothenic acid: the ubiquitous vitamin

The name Pantothenic acid orginates from the greek "pantos" meaning everywhere as it can be found in all living cells. As a consituent of Coenzyme A it plays a key role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. 

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DSM Product Content (min.) Formulation Technology Application
ROVIMIX® Calpan 98% Calcium d-pantothenate (980 g/kg)
Calcium 8.2 - 8.6% (82 - 86 g/kg)
Spray-dried powder, water dispersible Mash, Pellet, Expansion, Extrusion, Milk replacer/Water

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Main functions:

  • Present in Coenzyme A (CoA) and Acyl Carrier Protein (ACP) involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
  • Biosynthesis of long-chain fatty acids, phospholipids and steroid hormones

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Functional disorders of nervous system
  • Rough feathering and depigmentation
  • Crusts at the corner of the beak, exudates on eyelids
  • Fatty degeneration of the liver
  • Reduced antibody formation
  • Reduced growth and laying performance
  • Reduced hatchability and increased embryo mortality

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Main functions:

  • Present in  Coenzyme A (CoA)  and Acyl Carrier Protein (ACP) involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
  • Biosynthesis of long-chain fatty acids, phospholipids and steroid hormones

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Functional disorders of nervous system
  • Locomotive disorders
  • Scaly skin, dermatitis
  • Fatty degeneration of the liver
  • Reduced antibody formation
  • Reduced appetite, poor feed utilization and growth depression

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Main functions:

  • Present in Coenzyme A (CoA) and Acyl Carrier Protein (ACP)
  • involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
  • Biosynthesis of long-chain fatty acids, phospholipids and steroid hormones

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Skin disorders
  • Fatty liver
  • Functional disorders of nervous system
  • Loss of appetite and poor feed utilization

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Main functions:

  • Present in Coenzyme A (CoA) and Acyl Carrier Protein (ACP)
  • Involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
  • CoA is essential in the citric acid cycle
  • Biosynthesis of long-chain fatty acids

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Functional disorders of nervous system
  • Emaciation
  • Erosion
  • Gill pathological changes: swelling of the gills
  • Reduced growth
  • Hematological index changes
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hyperirritability
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite up to anorexia
  • Organ pathological changes (pancreas, kidney, liver, intestine): fatty degeneration of the liver
  • Skin disorders
  • Tetany
  • Reduced antibody formation

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