This invention relates to a novel use of coenzyme Q10 in animal husbandry, as additive or supplement to animal feed/fodder and animal beverages, and to the enrichment of animal tissues, especially meat with coenzyme Q10. A further object of this invention is animal tissue enriched with coenzyme Q10. Animal tissues within the scope of this invention are in addition to all types of meat, bones, skins and the like, poultry eggs and the milk of dairy animals as well. The invention comprises a use of coenzyme Q10 to improve the effectiveness of animal husbandry, and the production of animal tissues with an increased content of said enzyme, wherein the intake of coenzyme Q10 by the animals is performed by consumption or direct administration into or onto the body, wherein coenzyme Q10 is in a convenient water-soluble or water-insoluble form, preferably in the form of enhanced bioavailability, and the animals consume the coenzyme Q10 or receive it in another manner during all their lifetime or at a determined period any time during their lifetime, preferably during their growth phase and/or at an optional period prior to slaughter, more preferably during growth phases and/or 3-90 days prior to slaughter, and that the animals consume 1-1000 mg of coenzyme Q10 per kg of body weight daily, preferably 1-50 mg, more preferably 1-20 mg. Coenzyme Q10 is added to animal feed/fodder or beverage. The feed/fodder is any nutrient for animals, unprocessed or processed, natural or artificial and industrially manufactured, respectively.

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  • Publication: Jul 10, 2008
  • Application: Nov 22, 2007
    WO SI 2007000040 W
  • Priority: Dec 29, 2006
    SI SI 200600293 A

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