Swine Supplement Will Boost Vitamin D

Carrie MuehlingAgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Swine

DSM has introduced Rovimix® HyD® Solution for swine to help boost vitamin D levels during the initial post-weaning period.

“In the critical first week after weaning, vitamin D levels are at their lowest, and weaned pigs are typically not eating feed right away,” said Joseph Hahn, DSM Senior Technical Support Manager for Swine. “It’s been shown that a large percentage of pigs at weaning will not consume their first meal for at least 12 to 18 hours. Adding HyD Solution to their drinking water during the first week after weaning can raise a weaned pig’s vitamin D status more quickly. After the first week, the best way to improve the vitamin D status of young pigs is by using HyD in feed.”

DSM has successfully used HyD in poultry for more than 20 years. Last year, the company introduced HyD for swine in dry form. HyD is a proprietary metabolite of vitamin D3, 25-OH-D3, that supplements vitamin D3. HyD Solution for swine is now available in the U.S. through local feed companies or directly from DSM.