Vitamin D In Animals

IMPORTANCE: Generally, with enough sunlight, animals can cover their full needs in vitamin D only by biosynthesis. But sometimes it renders ineffective and variable due to a number of conditions, such as the age of the animal or availability of sunlight.

This is when the supplements are required to suffice for their needs in the body and are generally provided in the form of vitamin premix with the active presence of the functional form of vitamin D, 25-(OH)2-D3 (Calcitriol) and Calcifediol (25-OH-D3), apart from Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3).


  • While Vitamin D in animals has numerous merits, the primary advantage that these animals get is an improved bone strength and density as well as fertility.
  • Supporting normal mineralization of bone, Vitamin D also elevates plasma calcium and phosphorus.
  • Vitamin D, in various forms, has the potential to maximize milk, meat (including breast meat yield in broiler chickens) and egg yield as well as enhance their quality.
  • Optimizing health and immune functions, Vitamin D has been proved necessary in preventing a common bone disease, Rickets.

Dishman, an ISO 9001:2015 company, especially manufactures Vitamin D3 for feed applications at its Bavla unit in Gujarat, India, which has been certified under US-FDA and WHO-cGMP. We are also in the process of obtaining other key accreditations and certificates from various international bodies.


Manufacturing quality and commercially viable materials under our contract manufacturing model, we hold our customer’s requirements and specificities as our priority to offer them genuine products.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 500 Feed Grade
500,000 IU
Possessing the potency of 500,000 IU, this is a free-flowing powder form of Vitamin D3 and is practically insoluble in water.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) Resin in oil
1/ 2/ 4/ 5/ 10/ 15 MIU
Easily dissolved in various edible oils, this diluted form of Vitamin D3, is a product that can be supplied in the potency of 1/ 2/ 4/ 5/ 10/ 15 MIU.

Vitamin D3 (Calcifediol) 25-OH-D3
0.25% in edible oil
Available in various edible oils (Sunflower/Corn/Soya/Groundnut/Cotton Seed), the solution can also accommodate the addition of Vitamin A and E as per customer requirements.

Feed Premixes
Our feed premixes are specially tailored to cater towards cattle, poultry, bovine and aquatic animal’s daily nutritional needs. Additionally, our Indian facility is equipped to supply these premixes to global feed manufacturers.


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CATEGORIES VITAMIN D3 (Cholecalciferol)
(Measured in IU/kg)
25-(OH)-D3 (Calcifediol)
(Measured in McG/kg)
Broilers starters, grower-finisher and breeders
Turkey growers and finishers
3000-5000 0.069
Pregnant and laying hens
3000-4000 0.069
Turkey starters and breeder 4000-5000 0.092
Piglets pre-starter and starter 1800-2000 0.05
Swine Grower 1500-2000 0.05
Swine Finisher 1000-1500 -
Beef cattle 5000-9000 -
Salmon and trout 2000-2500 0.05
Warm-water fish 1500-2000 0.05
Swine Finisher 1000-1500 -
Beef cattle 5000-9000 -
  VITAMIN D3 (Cholecalciferol)
(Measured in IU/head/d)
25-(OH)-D3 (Calcifediol)
(Measured in McG/kg)
Cows 25000-35000 (Far off & close-up, and transition) and 30000-50000 (Lactating) -
Calves 1400-1800 -
Heifers 2500-4000 -
Sheep and Goats 600 -

(*Source: Page no. 44-45-46; René BLUM, Geoff BROWN et all; Fefana Publication; ISBN 978-2-9601289-2-5; © FEFANA 2014; Corrigendum of 30 October 2015)

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