Vitamin E

Interpretation of Vitamin E Results in Cattle
Vitamin E is closely linked with selenium and deficiency can lead to weakness, myopathy and occasionally sudden death. Absorption from the diet depends on a number of factors.
The reference range here pertains to older animals; in neonatal animals vitamin E levels depend mainly on colostrum intake and absorption, so insufficient colostrum intake or absorption will lead to lower levels of vitamins without there necessarily being a deficiency present in the dam. Vitamin E is heat labile, and exposure of the blood sample to bright sunlight for a short period of time can lead to its destruction and result in low levels being detected.

  • Price: £25.60
  • Species: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs
  • Disease/presentation: Metabolic disease
  • Test type: Biochemistry
  • Sample type(s): Blood - clotted (red top), Blood - heparin (green top)

Further Information

UKAS Accreditation Status: Not accredited

Turnaround Time: 5 working days

SRUC VS Product Code(s): 1084710

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