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Microtinic® PP

Microtinic® PP is a rumen-protected microencapsulated form of Vitamin PP (Nicotinic Acid) for dairy cows and ruminants.


Nicotinic acid elicits vasodilatory actions that may be beneficial for cows under heat stress. Supplementation of nicotinic acid during the transition period and in fresh cows may be useful in reducing plasma NEFA concentration due to its anti-lipolytic effect.
Supplementing nicotinic acid as Microtinic® PP avoids ruminal degradation of niacin. 1g of Microtinic® PP provides the same amount of nicotinic acid at the intestinal level as 3.75g of free nicotinic acid.


Niacin in Microtinic® PP is microencapsulated in a lipid matrix in order to by-pass the rumen and be highly available at the intestinal level.
Once in the intestine, the lipases start to digest the lipid matrix, releasing niacin and making it available for absorption.
Vetagro’s technology assures that niacin is absorbed within the small intestine due to the controlled particle size. The protection of Microtinic® PP is adapted to the digestive transit time of ruminants.