Consultation in winter garden between advisor and farmer
Dogs eat dog food from deuka dog bowl (© Deutsche Tiernahrung Cremer)
Farmer and adviser check feed quality at the feed table

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Pantothenic acid

Pantothenic acid is a component of coenzyme A and is involved in important processes in protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. In addition, this vitamin plays a role in the function of the nerve cells, the skin and the mucous membranes. Pantothenic acid also influences the pigmentation of the hair. Pantothenic acid deficiency can result in changes in the skin and mucous membranes, rough coat, loss of pigmentation, lack of appetite, diarrhoea and poor feathering in poultry. This vitamin is found in almost all feedstuffs. It is well utilised by the animal. Dairy products, green meal, by-products of grain processing (e.g. wheat bran) and oil meals (e.g. soy meal, sunflower meal) are particularly rich in pantothenic acid. On the other hand, field beans and dried pulp contain little pantothenic acid. The daily supply of the animals is ensured by supplementing the feed with this vitamin as required.