Vertellus introduces encapsulated niacin for dairy cows

Vertellus introduces encapsulated niacin product for dairy cows to deliver effective dose of niacin to the intestine.

Vertellus announced its newest product NiaPro Encapsulated Niacin, an encapsulated feed-additive form of niacin formulated to control early digestion in the rumen and deliver an effective dose of niacin to the intestine, producing optimal benefits.

Vertellus said the coating is durable but digestible and breaks down fully in the intestine. Niacin has been shown to benefit cows in lactation, especially those in the transition period and in heat stress situations. Research demonstrates that supplemental niacin reduces metabolic problems in dairy herds like ketosis and can result in increased milk production and healthier cows.

"Vertellus has produced niacin for animal nutrition for more than 30 years," said Bernie Szalkowski, Vertellus nutrition business director. "We've learned that to gain maximum dairy benefit, niacin must not be over-digested in the rumen or over-protected and pass through the digestive system. Vertellus' NiaPro Encapsulated Niacin is specifically formulated, coated and specially sized to control early digestion and then consistently deliver niacin benefits through its complete digestion in the intestine."

The announcement said the product incorporates proprietary technology to optimally benefit dairy herds.

Vertellus is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring "green" technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.

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