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Livestock Feed Manufacturing / Animal Feed Additives
on August 8, 2017

Chemistry of organic acids in antibiotic-free animal diets

There are a great number of available organic acids on the market, and understanding their chemistry is the only way to select the right one for each animal feed.

Organic acids have been used extensively since the time growth-promoting antibiotics were banned in the EU. They constitute one of the most widely accepted alternatives to traditional antimicrobial agents, but their effectiveness depends on their potency, concentration, synergistic effects with other organic acids and other additives, and stomach pH…

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