Vitamins are the foundation for balanced animal nutrition. These guidelines help you to define the Optimum Vitamin NutritionTM (OVNTM) levels for 8 groups of farmed and companion animal species, taking into account subspecies and their different life stages. The guidelines also reflect the many factors influencing animals’ feed requirements, ensuring that vitamin fortification does not limit performance.
Reviewed every 4-5 years, the DSM Vitamin Supplementation Guidelines provide an ongoing summary of best industry practice in meeting the vitamin needs of animals under commercial production. They take into account advances in genetics, improvements in husbandry conditions in feeding practices, including those driven by the regulator.
The importance of vitamins to animal performance and animal health and wellbeing has long been known, but discussion of basic vitamin levels continues to this day, influenced by a variety of scientific, commercial and practical considerations.