Name: D-Calcium pantothenate
Synonyms: Vitamin B5; Pantothenic acid calcium salt; D-(+)-Pantothenic acid calcium salt
Molecular Formula: C18H32CaN2O10
Molecular Weight: 476.54
CAS Number: 137-08-6
D-calcium pantothenate functions as vitamins in feed, food and pharmaceutical industry. Calcium D-Pantothenate is an essential part of coenzyme A. Calcium D-Pantothenate can adjust the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat, preserve the mucosa on the skin surface and shine of the hair (or feather), and moreover prevent diseases. Calcium D-Pantothenate is especially indispensable to the growth, fat synthesize and catabolism of poultry, livestock and fishes.
The deficiency of D-Calcium Pantothenate will cause poultry and livestock to grow slowly, hinder their reproduction, and lower their adaptability. Main symptoms: rough skin, reluster or loss of hair or feather, scabby crusts appear round the corner of the eyes; disorder of digestion, loss of appetite, diarrhea; low rate of hatch ability and high embryo mortality; scabby crusts over affected areas such as the corners of the month or beak, around the eyes, behind the ears, and occasionally on the feet. Also a deficiency can lead to unsteady movements, which are recognized particularly in pigs as "goose-stepping".