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Several Misunderstandings of Vitamin Supplement in Broilers

Aug. 31, 2020

Misunderstanding 1: Single vitamin variety

Farmers only choose the multivitamin series when adding vitamins. Broilers grow faster and have more demand for vitamins. When supplementing vitamins, the physiological needs of broilers at different ages and the needs of different environments should be fully considered. For example, chicks from the start of food to one week of age are timid and weak in resistance. Any slight changes in the external environment may cause stress response, and at the same time, it is extremely vulnerable to the invasion of various harmful organisms from the outside and infection of diseases. Therefore, adding Vc in the early brooding period is extremely beneficial to the chicks. During the period of 2 weeks to 6 weeks of age, chicks grow rapidly and have a strong metabolism, which requires a lot of enzymes. Therefore, the requirement of B vitamins as an important part of enzymes should be increased at the same time. At this time, some additional B vitamins should be added according to the actual situation. When chicken flocks have disease, adding vitamins as an auxiliary measure for treatment has a very important effect, especially adding VA, Vc, and VK. Studies have shown that VE and Vc can enhance the immune function of the body, improve the tolerance of chickens to various stresses, and promote recovery and growth after illness. VK can shorten the clotting time and reduce blood loss, so it can relieve symptoms and reduce deaths for some diseases with bleeding symptoms. Our company provides animal pharmaceuticals.

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Misunderstanding 2: Overuse

The behavior of farmers who randomly add vitamins in production not only increases the cost of breeding, but also affects the health of the chickens in serious cases. For example, when the dosage of vitamin D exceeds the feeding standard, a large amount of calcium can be transferred from the chicken bone tissue, and the absorption of calcium in the gastrointestinal tract will be promoted, so that the blood calcium concentration will increase, and calcium will be deposited on the arterial wall, joints, and renal tubules. In the heart and other soft tissues, the clinical manifestations are loss of appetite, diarrhea, kidney stones, and sick chickens often die of uremia.

Misunderstanding 3: Blindly mix

Farmers often use a mixture of several drugs and vitamins for drinking water when chickens become sick. When adding vitamins, attention should be paid to the antagonism between vitamins and other drugs or minerals. For example, vitamin B and amproline cannot be mixed, and streptomycin and VC cannot be mixed.

Misunderstanding 4: The method of adding is improper

In open drinking water, especially in summer, the quality of vitamins in the water drops very quickly. At this time, the added amount should be slightly higher than the prescribed amount, and it should be consumed quickly.

Misunderstanding 5: Improper purchase

There are many kinds of vitamins on the market, and the quality varies. Farmers will be limited by their level of knowledge to choose inferior products, which affects the effectiveness of vitamins.

In short, farmers should make a reasonable choice in the breeding process according to the metabolic characteristics of various vitamins, the physiological characteristics of the broilers in each period and different breeding conditions. The blind addition of vitamins not only increases the cost of breeding, but also seriously affects the health of the entire chicken flock.

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