Folic acid is a tasteless, odourless, yellow-orange crystalline powder that is insoluble in alcohol, ether and other organic solvents. It is the synthetic form of Vitamin and provides folates which are essential for DNA synthesis, repair and methylation.
||Yellow crystalline powder
|Residue on ignition
|Total plate count
|Mold & yeast
Dosage for Poultry
- Newly Hatched Chicks: 1-1.5 mg/kg feed
- Young and Growing: 1-1.5 mg/kg feed
- Laying Hens: 1-1.5 mg/kg feed
- Breeders: 2-3 mg/kg feed
- Broiler Chicks: 1.5-2 mg/kg feed
- Broiler Adults: 2-4 mg/kg feed
- Higher stability and bioavailability as compared with natural folates.
- Essential for the transfer and interconversion of single-carbon units, which includes formyl, methyl and methylene groups.
- Essential to cell division and protein synthesis, in particular nucleotide biosynthesis and remethylation of homocysteine.
- Necessary for normal immune function.
- Deficiency leads to impaired cell division and alterations of protein synthesis, which results in macrocytic anaemia and leukopenia (reduced number of white blood cells).
- Deficiency leads to poor growth and feathering, anaemic appearance and perosis in chicks and turkeys.