Vitamin B12 (or cobolamine) and its roles:
- Supports red blood cells formation
- Involved in muscle anabolism amino acids and synthesis of body proteins
- Support energy production (ATP)
Vitamin B12 and its main sources:
- Milk powder
- Other animal-derived products
Cobalamine is unstable in conditions of normal temperature and light exposure. An over-dosage is necessary for its production. The absorption of vitamin B12 depends on intrinsic factors produced in the stomach.
This vitamin is a coenzyme for several molecular rearrangement processes. Its role is linked to the formation of complex proteins.
Depending on the age and physiological status of the horse, the needs vary from 50 to 1500 µg of cobalamine per day.