Biotin is a water soluble vitamin and is very important for animal nutrition
Biotin is an essential vitamin in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. It is involved in conversion of carbohydrate to protein and vice versa, as well as conversion of protein and carbohydrate to fat. Biotin also plays an important role in maintaining normal blood glucose levels from metabolism of protein and fat when the dietary intake of carbohydrate is low. Biotin is important for normal function of the thyroid and adrenal glands, the reproductive tract and the nervous system. Its effect on the cutaneous system is most dramatic, since severe dermatitis is the major obvious clinical sign of biotin deficiency in livestock and poultry.