Vitamin B12 is essential for the synthesis of nucleoproteins and thus for the normal production of red blood cells.
Vitamin B12 deficiency reduces appetite, growth rate and milk production and increases infertility, ill thrift, lethargy and metabolic disease. By treating your stock with Vitamin B12 you effectively treat Cobalt deficiency and aid in the production of glucose, a vital energy source important for growth. If your property is deficient in Selenium, large production gains can be achieved through selenium supplementation. Selenium is necessary for the development of immunity, prevention of white muscle disease and acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.