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1. (WO2014202433) NOVEL USE OF CANTHAXANTHIN

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/202433    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2014/062028
Publication Date: Thu Dec 25 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 11 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A23L 1/32
A23K 1/16
A23K 1/18
Applicants: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
Inventors: BITTAR, Isaac
HERMES, Rafael Gustavo
HAMELIN, Catherine
CISNEROS, Fernando
Title: NOVEL USE OF CANTHAXANTHIN
Abstract:
The present invention relates to the use of canthaxanthin and at least one vitamin D metabolite, preferably 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 (25-OH D3), for improving internal egg quality. Interior egg quality, usually expressed in Haugh Units, is prolonged by feeding the laying poultry a diet containing canthaxanthin and 25-hydroxy vitamin D3.