Kai-J. Kuhlmann and Ramakanta Nayak, Trouw Nutrition Asia-Pacific
Trouw Nutrition applies organic acid blends, trace mineral and nutrient based functional feed additives to raw materials (preservatives), finished feeds and animal farm drinking waters (health and nutrition related feed additives) to improve feed raw materials' quality, gut health integrity and animal growth performance in husbandry and aquaculture.
Due to consumers' concern about the possibility of drug resistance of pathogenic bacteria, there is an urgent need to search for growth promoters other than antibiotics. Dietary acidifiers can actually become the most common and efficacious alternative solution to antibiotics, in order to improve health status and performance of pigs. The use of organic acids in pig production could be part of a general nutritional strategy focusing on a better gastrointestinal health; the goal is better productivity and better meat quality.