by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy
I visited with true a pioneer in the business, Robert Stuart,Ph.D.,President of STUART PRODUCTS. They have been in the natural vitamin business since 1989. Their products are the most effective in the vitamin business. I can relate because in the late seventies I was struggling to unlock the cause of white muscle disease in my lambs and my clients lambs as well. The emphasis then was selenium, but we continued to encounter problems and the selenium levels were more than adequate.
Vitamin E fixed the problem and my seat of the pants recommended Vitamin E levels became the gold standard in the ASI Sheep Production Hand Book, the green one, and it worked. The synthetic E worked well in the feed and the incidence is very low today as long as the selenium and vitamin E needs are met. When we have clinical symptoms, I still prefer to use Stuart’s products versus the synthetic. He has injectable and water soluble. Serum levels increase more rapidly and are higher following the use of his products. The water soluble has advantages in flock treatment. Only clinical animals would receive injections as forced exercise will precipitate clinical symptoms.