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What are the functions and applications of vitamin C in aquaculture

Update:26-02-2021

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a white or slightly yellowish crystalline powder, easily soluble in water, and mainly found in some green feeds. Based on the author's years of diagnosis and treatment experience and experience in the Xingtai Veterinary Hospital of Hebei Province, the application of vitamin C in pig production is briefly described as follows.
   The anti-stress effect of vitamin C
   Add 20 mg to 50 mg of vitamin C per kilogram of feed in the feed, which can effectively slow down the stress and reduce the chance of disease in the pig herd to ensure its healthy growth.
Resistance to various adverse stresses. Environmental stress, pathological stress and nutritional stress will affect the synthesis and utilization of ascorbic acid in pigs, resulting in a lack of vitamin C in the pigs, which can lead to diseases due to lack of vitamin C. It is not uncommon for pigs to suffer from illness or even death due to C. Therefore, adding vitamin C to the feed can make the pig herd grow healthily.

   Anti-heat stress During heat stress, adding vitamin C to the feed can reduce the body's capillary permeability, enhance the body's disease resistance, reduce liver cell steatosis, and reduce mortality. The addition of vitamin C to the feed can increase the content of auxin in the serum of pigs, increase weight, and improve the immune function. Vitamin C can also reduce the effect of toxic substances and relieve allergic diseases. Therefore, vitamin C can make the body's health under high temperature Metabolism and heat production are not too high, and the body's adaptability to high temperature is enhanced, which is conducive to the development and growth of pigs and reduces the morbidity and mortality of pigs under high temperature.
  Vitamin C can enhance the immune function of pigs
  During the growth of pigs, especially in the sub-pig stage, immunization is frequent, and sometimes once the stress is encountered, the immune titer is significantly reduced. The addition of vitamin C in the feed can not only improve the effect of stress factors on pig immunity, but also slow down the immune suppression caused by high temperature. In production practice, when pigs are immunized, vitamin C is added to the feed to increase the immune effect.
  Vitamin C has a growth-promoting effect
With the increasing level of pig industry, adding vitamin C to feed in modern pig industry can alleviate the scurvy caused by the lack of ascorbic acid and vitamin K, and promote the growth of the body, especially in the feeding stage of piglets, and the appropriate amount of vitamins is commonly used. Feeding with C dressing can make the piglets grow evenly, reduce the appearance of stiff pigs, and increase the survival rate.
  Vitamin C can improve the fertility of pigs
  The addition of vitamin C in the feed can significantly improve the semen quality of boars, increase the birth rate of sows, and have a satisfactory effect on promoting the production of boars. Because vitamin C can regulate calcium metabolism, promote calcium absorption and utilization, and increase sperm formation and semen volume, the addition of vitamin C can improve fertilization rate, childbirth rate and pig quality.
  The role of vitamin C in the prevention and treatment of diseases
  Vitamin C is not only used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy, but also for the prevention and treatment of various infections and high fever in pigs and the treatment of trauma or burns, so as to enhance the body's disease resistance and promote wound healing.
   Hemostatic effect When pigtails are docked, vitamin C is added to the feed to reduce bleeding and promote wound healing. In addition, vitamin C supplementation can reduce the permeability and fragility of capillaries, so as to achieve the purpose of hemostasis. When coccidiosis occurs in pigs clinically, vitamin C can be added to improve hemostasis, shorten the recovery period after infection, and reduce mortality. When treating fresh wounds, in addition to conventional treatment, spray vitamin C injection into the wound and wound cavity, and then cover the wound with a layer of gauze dipped in vitamin C injection, which is conducive to wound healing.More about:Vitamin Series Manufacturers