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Name the vitamins that are high in poultry feed.

Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
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Hint: Poultry farming is a type of animal husbandry in which domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese are raised to produce meat or eggs for human consumption. It dates back to the agricultural era. Poultry, primarily chickens, is farmed in large numbers. Every year, more than 60 billion chickens are slaughtered for human consumption.

Complete answer:
Poultry feed is a type of food used by farm poultry such as chickens, ducks, geese, and other domestic birds.
Before the twentieth century, poultry was mostly kept on large farms and foraged for a large portion of their feed, eating insects, grain spilled by cattle and horses, and plants around the farm. Grain, household scraps, calcium supplements such as oyster shells, and garden waste were frequently used to supplement this.
 Poultry feed contains high vitamin A and K.

Vitamin -K
• Vitamin K aids in the formation of blood clots, thereby preventing excessive bleeding.
• Vitamin K1 is found in leafy greens and a few other vegetables.
• Vitamin K2 is a class of compounds derived primarily from meats, cheeses, and eggs and synthesized by bacteria.
• Low vitamin K levels can increase the risk of uncontrollable bleeding.

Vitamin- A
• Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it can be absorbed through the skin.
• Many fruits and vegetables, eggs, whole milk, butter, fortified margarine, meat, and oily saltwater fish contain it.
• Vitamin A is necessary for the proper development and functioning of our eyes, skin, immune system, and many other organs.
• The most common application of vitamin A is to treat vitamin A deficiency.

Note: According to the WorldWatch Institute, intensive farming accounts for 74% of global poultry meat production and 68% of global egg production. Free-range poultry farming with lower stocking densities is one alternative to intensive poultry farming. To treat disease or prevent disease outbreaks, poultry producers routinely use nationally approved medications, such as antibiotics, in feed or drinking water.