Vitamin E

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Vitamin E: the most effective antioxidant with a pillar role in the immune system

Vitamin E is essential for the reproductive, circulatory, nervous, immune and muscular systems.  

As main chain-braking antioxidant Vitamin E maintains the integrity of cellular and vascular membranes. Numerous studies have established the relationship between vitamin E consumed and the prevention of oxidative distress in biological systems at both intracellular and extracellular levels. Primarily through this protective functionality vitamin E can modulate immune system, alleviate inflammation, reduce stress (environmental, nutritional and biological) and improve fertility.

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DSM Product Content (min.) Formulation Technology Application
ROVIMIX® E-50 Adsorbate 50% (500 g/kg) Adsorbate on silicic acid Mash, Pellet, Expansion, Extrusion
ROVIMIX® E 50 SD 50% (500 g/kg) Spray-dried powder, water dispersible Mash, Pellet, Expansion, Extrusion, Milk replacer/Water

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More robust poultry

An efficient immune system and the resilience to several stressors are vital in modern poultry production. By acting as an antioxidant, ROVIMIX® E50 has shown to supports optimal performance, health and quality of poultry meat and eggs by:

  • Improving the response to vaccination
  • Modulating humoral and adaptive immunity
  • Improving breeders’ fertility and day-old chick quality and viability
  • Reducing the impact of heat stress e.g. preservation of gut functionality
  • Improving meat quality traits e.g. reduced lipid oxidation, drip loss and off-flavours production

Main functions:

  • Most powerful fat-soluble antioxidant
  • Immune system modulation
  • Tissue protection
  • Fertility
  • Meat quality

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Muscular dystrophy and myopathy
  • Reduced immune response
  • Encephalomalacia (“crazy chick disease”)
  • Reduced fertility and hatchability 
  • Meat quality defects: drip-loss, off-flavors

More robust swine

Breeders, piglets and fattening pigs in modern swine production need an efficient immune system and the ability to cope to several stressors. The unique antioxidant power of ROVIMIX® E50 has shown to support optimal performance, health and meat quality by:

  • Modulating humoral and adaptive immunity
  • Improving sows and piglets health
  • Reducing the impact of heat stress e.g. preservation of gut functionality
  • Improving meat quality traits e.g. reduced lipid oxidation, drip loss and off-flavours production

Main functions:

  • Most powerful fat-soluble antioxidant
  • Immune system modulation
  • Tissue protection
  • Fertility
  • Meat quality

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Muscular dystrophy and myopathy
  • Mulberry hearth disease
  • Reduced immune response
  • Reduced fertility and Mastitis, Metritis and Agalactia (MMA) in sows 
  • Meat quality defects: drip-loss, off-flavours

Higher-performing dairy cows

Udder infections are bad news on dairy farms: reducing somatic cell counts and cases of clinical mastitis means that more milk can be sold and fewer antibiotics will be required and fewer cows will be culled early.

The cow’s immune system is the first line of defense against udder infections. ROVIMIX® E50 builds a stronger immune system, reducing a cow’s vulnerability to infections.

  • Up to 80% reduction of intramammary infection rate at calving
  • 50% shorter duration of mastitis cases with a faster return to production
  • Lower herd somatic cell counts
  • The overall effect is higher-producing, more profitable cows.

Better fertility means higher production and fewer early culls. After ROVIMIX® E50 was added to their diets, cows were shown to have fewer days to first estrus and shorter calving to conception intervals. All of which is good news for farmers aiming to improve fertility.

In beef cattle ROVIMIX® E50 also plays an important role in modulating immune system and improves the quality of meat by reducing the lipid oxidation and preserving the color.

Main functions:

  • Most powerful fat-soluble antioxidant
  • Immune system modulation
  • Tissue protection
  • Fertility
  • Meat quality

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Muscular dystrophy and myopathy
  • Reduced immune response
  • Increased mastitis incidence
  • Retained placenta
  • Fertility disorders
  • Meat quality/color case-life problems

Main functions:

  • Most powerful fat-soluble antioxidant
  • Immune system modulation
  • Tissue protection
  • Fertility
  • Meat quality
  • Flesh quality

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Ascites
  • Deformities: Lordosis, twisted gill opercula
  • Edema
  • Exudative diathesis
  • Fatty liver
  • Hematological index changes
  • Hemorrhage
  • Reduced immune response
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Organ pathological changes (pancreas, kidney, liver , intestine)
  • Skin: depigmentation, dark skin coloration

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