Stuart Products Introduces New Vitamin Supplements08 August 2014
US - Stuart Products has introduced new vitamin supplements for sows and newborn piglets offer a new unique source of vitamins A, D and E with proven benefits in breeding and weaning performance, the company says.
Stuart Products, Inc. is introducing two new injectable fat-soluble vitamin products for swine needed to improve gilt and sow productivity and newborn pig vitamin status. VITAL E®-Newborn and VITAL E-Repro are shown to improve swine fat-soluble vitamin status by providing unique bioavailable vitamin formulas for newborn and newly weaned pigs and for gilts and sows.
For gilts and sows, proper vitamin A-palmitate status at breeding has been shown to enhance egg and subsequently embryo quantity and quality. A pre-farrowing injection enhances vitamin status in the newborn by increasing levels of vitamins A, D and E in colostrum and milk. These benefits are made possible due to the exclusive bioavailable formulations of these vitamins only available from Stuart Products.
Independent research and field-testing show Stuart Products injectable VITAL E-Repro use leads to enhanced vitamin A, D and E status of the gilts and sows assisting optimum reproduction. University research and field demonstrations have shown that VITAL E-Newborn dramatically enhances fat-soluble vitamin status in young pigs that are always vitamin deficient at birth.
“We’re seeing that sows and newborn pigs with decreased vitamin status are at greater risk for poor performance and, as a consequence, reduced productivity,” says Robert Stuart, PhD, founder and President of Stuart Products. “For young pigs, our fat-soluble form of vitamin E is different from all other forms on the market because it’s the same as that found in green grass and in sow’s milk which allows pigs to immediately utilise the vitamin.”
VITAL E-Repro is recommended for use in gilts and sows. The product contains vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol), vitamin A-palmitate, not vitamin A propionate as found in other products, and vitamin D in a bioavailable formulation. VITAL E-Repro is recommended for use prior to farrowing and again at weaning. The pre-farrowing injection enhances vitamin status of the dam and also enhances vitamin status of the newborn pig. Injecting the sow at weaning prepares the sow for re-breeding.
VITAL E-Newborn is recommended for use in newborn pigs at processing. It contains higher levels of vitamin E and vitamin D compared to VITAL E-Repro. Injection of these critically important vitamins is more efficiently utilised than orally dosing with less variability among pigs. One 0.5mL injection at processing supplies sufficient levels of the vitamins through weaning, especially vitamin D.
Dr Stuart added: “We know that fat-soluble vitamins play a vital role in the health and productivity of swine. Optimum vitamin E status prior to farrowing results in higher vitamin E levels in newborn pigs. This is why Stuart Products VITAL E-Repro and VITAL E-Newborn are unique. Our injectable fat-soluble vitamin formulations provide the sources, forms and levels of fat-soluble vitamins that are critically important to the newborn and reproducing animals.”
Stuart Products, Inc. develops and markets animal nutritional supplements based upon sound scientific research. Stuart Products’ goal is to produce products that have demonstrated benefits in animals. Since 1989, Stuart Products has conducted research at various universities, zoological parks, and private facilities on new and existing products for the animal nutrition industry.
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