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Will having 2g of Vitamin B12 per kg of feed have any

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Will having 2g of Vitamin B12 per kg of feed for broiler have any adverse effect on the broiler and what will be the positive effect of this inclusion.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome. I apologize that no one responded to you sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just logged on and saw your question. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in avian health. Experiments have been done with B12 supplementation in broilers. You can see one such study here:
http://d-nb.info/1017871272/34Other studies had similar results . The supplemented broilers were found to gain weight faster and produce more breast meat.
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.
B12 is a water soluble vitamin. Studies of possible adverse effects in broilers have not been done, but studies on other animals have. No such effects have been found. Because the vitamin is water soluble, the body generally excretes any excess.If you have more questions, let me know. I wish you success with your broilers.Anna
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Anna