Oxidative stress from excess free radical formation is a silent threat to poultry production worldwide. An overproduction of free radicals caused by environmental, genetic and nutritional factors can cause significant cellular damage and negatively affect growth and performance of modern production animals. Oxidative stress can also depress the natural defences of the production animal, leaving them more susceptible to pathogenic attack.
Combatting cellular damage due to free radicals requires the use of high quality and stable antioxidants, such as the Selenium and Vitamin E in Intra Mineral Se + Vit E. It is a highly concentrated and perfectly soluble Vitamin E and Selenium supplement that is an absolute essential in your toolkit for the fight against oxidative damage.
Lonneke Jansen - Product Manager
Producing meat in a safe, sustainable and responsible way to meet the growing demand is a rising concern. Oxidative stress is a well-known cause of quality loss in meat and eggs. The use of natural antioxidants like present in the Intra Mineral Se + Vit E help against oxidative stress in farm animals and therefore preserves animal food products from oxidative deterioration. Better meat and egg quality means better value added products for the end consumer, and makes sure less animal based foods are wasted.
Liquid product packed in white PE plastic bottles or cans with approved caps. Available in the packaging sizes below:
Highly concentrated Selenium and Vitamin E (20%) drinking water supplement
For a continuous supply of antioxidants
Heat or cold stress:
Antioxidants help to combat the negative effects of oxidative stress during temperature challenges
Antioxidants help to boost the immune system and prepare it for a challenge
Therefore, we encourage producers to maintain drinking line cleanliness by using Intra Hydrocare at least once a week.
Why is oxidative stress a threat to animal health?
In animal production, animals are exposed to several stressors which may result in oxidative stress and lead to reduced animal performance. Oxidative stress in body tissue results from an imbalance between free radical production and endogenous antioxidant defense. These free radicals cause cell damage resulting in lowered body functioning like immunity, gut health, cell turnover etc. which all could lead to reduced animal performance and reproductivity.
Why should I use a drinking water based antioxidant?
Although antioxidants are often added to feed at adequate levels, during periods of stress or challenge, production animals tend to eat less but continue to drink. Therefore, when antioxidants are added to their drinking water, they can always have continuous intake of necessary nutrients
Why is Intra Mineral Se + Vit E unique?
Intra Min Se + Vit E has not only been formulated to contain high levels of Vitamin E, but also has excellent solubility in water. This makes the product stand out amongst other cheaper alternatives, that tend to struggle with the miscibility of the product in water.
Why the combination of Selenium and Vitamin E? Vitamin E and Selenium are effective alone but are enhanced in a dual combination. There is a relation between Selenium and Vitamin E as Selenium has found to decrease the requirement of Vitamin E and vice versa.
When do I use Intra Mineral Se + Vit E?
Intra Mineral Se + Vit E benefits the animal most during periods of oxidative stress. The most common causes of this are temperature challenges and viral disease challenge. It can also be used to help support and boost fertility in breeding animals.