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Poultry Nutrition / Livestock Feed Manufacturing / Animal Feed Additives
on April 13, 2017

Biotin for poultry: An essential but expensive vitamin

Although needed in trivial amounts, biotin plays a significant role in metabolism and affects the cost of vitamin premixes.

For a vitamin that is required at roughly 0.1 mg/kg feed (in a broiler diet, for example), biotin is a significant nutrient in many aspects. Again, the amount required is miniscule: just one tenth of a gram is required per metric ton of complete feed — an amount so…

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