The stability of vitamin A in synthetic vitamin A concentrates (acetate or palmitate). I. In phosphatic stock licks with and without trace elements

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  • SDG 2
  • Abstract:

    Stabilised synthetic Vitamin A, either as acetate or palmitate encapsulated in gelatin was incorporated in mineral-rich phosphatic licks and exposed to hot, humid atmospheric conditions which at times prevail in the summer rainfall area of South Africa. The loss of Vitamin A potency under these experimental conditions led to the conclusion that the feeding of stabilised Vitamin A incorporated in licks fed to range animals is unpractical.