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Vitamin Tolerance of Animals

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Many feedstuffs and forages do not provide the dietary vitamins necessary for optimum growth and development, making supplementation necessary. This volume offers a practical, well-organized guide to safe levels of vitamin supplementation in all major domestic species, including poultry, cattle, sheep, and fishes. Fourteen essential vitamins are discussed with information on requirements in various species, deficiency symptoms, metabolism, indications of hypervitaminosis, and safe dosages.


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National Research Council. 1987. Vitamin Tolerance of Animals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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108 pages | 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-309-03728-0

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
Introduction 1-2
1 Vitamin A 3-10
2 Vitamin D 11-22
3 Vitamin E 23-30
4 Vitamin K 31-35
5 Ascorbic Acid 36-42
6 Thiamin 43-46
7 Niacin 47-52
8 Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 53-57
9 Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 58-63
10 Folic Acid 64-66
11 Pantothenic Acid 67-69
12 Biotin 70-73
13 Vitamin B12 74-76
14 Choline 77-83
15 Research Needs 84-84
Summary 85-86
Appendix Table 87-92
Index 93-96

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