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Cobalt Proteinate is the product resulting from the chelation of cobalt with amino acids and/or hydrolyzed proteins, It is a nutritional animal feed supplement formulated to prevent and/or correct cobalt deficiency in animals.

Cobalt functions as a component of vitamin B12 (cobalamin). The microbes of ruminants are able to synthesize vitamin B12 if cobalt is present. Cattle can tolerate approximately 100 times their dietary requirement for cobalt, Young, growing cattle appear to be more sensitive to cobalt deficiency than mature cattle. Initial cobalt deficiency signs are depressed appetite and reduced growth performance or weight loss. In cases of severe cobalt deficiency, cattle display severe unthriftiness, swift weight loss, liver breakdown, and anemia. Cobalt deficiency has also been demonstrated to compromise immune system problems and disruption of microorganism production of propionate (a volatile fatty acid important for glucose production).

Physiological Importance:
Key to promoting bacteria in the rumen that is vital to the formation of vitamin B12.
This process is vital in the breakdown of propionic acid a major ruminant energy source.
Helps in the transport of folic acid to the liver through the formation of Methonine.
Correct the anemic condition.
Involve in Carbohydrate metabolism.
Deficiency Symptoms:
Ill thrift.
Lack of energy.
Poor conception rates.
Lack of appetite..
Reduced growth and weight loss