• Jin Gan

Avoid Cutting Cattle Vitamin When Possible


There will be times where supply for vitamins are tight which increases the price. However, before thinking of cutting it, here are some of the important roles vitamin play in the cattle: Vitamin A

Role in cattle:

  • Reproduction

  • Growth

  • Epithelial tissue maintence

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Reduce feed intake

  • Slower growth

  • Night blindness

Adverse effect due to deficiency:

  • Lower conception

  • Reduced libido

  • abnormal semen

Vitamin D

Role in cattle:

  • Calcium and phosphorus absorption

  • Mobilizing calcium

  • Helps in bone formation

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Low appetite

  • Weak

  • Digestive system affected

Adverse effect due to deficiency:

  • Lower feed intake

  • Lower growth rate

  • Weak bones

  • Low conception rate

Vitamin E

Role in cattle:

  • Act as antioxidant

  • Increase immune function

  • Increase vitamin A uptake

  • Closely linked to selenium

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Heart failure

  • Paralysis

  • Lameness

Adverse effect due to deficiency:

  • Increased sickness

  • Lower growth rate

  • Weak calves

  • Heart failure

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