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Functional Additives
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:38:12 PM
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Using organic acids and salts to control moulds in animal feedstuffs
 
Dr. Li Li, Han van der Broek
 
 

Fungi, including moulds and yeasts, cause most of the heating, caking and deterioration of nutrients in compound feed or feed ingredients during storage. If feedstuffs are exposed to the warm and humid air of tropical climates, mould growth will be accelerated.

 

There are quite a few mould inhibitors currently available on the market; therefore, potential users should consider the following fundamental points before purchasing:

  • Product efficacy - highly related to the propionic acid content. Higher propionic acid guarantees a better mould control
     
  • Application - easy to apply and handle, prefer product with low corrosiveness, low evaporation and no pungent smell
     
  • Realistic and adequate dose recommendation - too high is costly and too low might be ineffective and even induce mycotoxins production
     
  • Cost efficiency
 
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Article made possible through the contribution of Kemira.

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