This chemical is an ester compound of glycerol and butyric acid. Butyric acid shows positive effects in modulating the intestinal microbial population and in promoting the digestion phase. Consumption of butyric acid helps to maintain a good gut health system. However, due to strong odors, animals tend to resist the intake of butyric acid. Tributyrin is an alternative when consumed it releases directly to butyric acid and glycerol in the small intestine. Butyric acid is quickly absorbed. On the other hand, released glycerol helps to reduce the feed intake due to high energy production, resulting in an increase in profit margins.
Fumaric Acid is an organic solid compound with white color, which finds applications in both feed and food industries. For animal feed, it is premixed to give a function of a regulator of acidity, temperature resistance, or oxidation assistant of animals. By creating a good environment for “beneficial” bacteria, this organic promote the growth performance of your herd through improved use of nutrients.
Increasing concerns about antimicrobial resistance due to uncontrolled uses of artificial antibiotics urges scientists to look for sustainable alternatives. Organic acids can replace antibiotics in the diet of farm animals. Organic acid mixtures are used as feed additives to improve the immune system, gut health, pH reduction for nutrient digestibility and growth performance. The most commonly used organic acid is short chain fatty acids such as formic acid, propionic acid, butyric acid, citric acid and malic acid. Their combination can provide synergetic effects for livestock.