Calcium Propionate which is a calcium salt of propionic acid formed by the reaction of Calcium Hydroxide & Propionic Acid. Calcium Propionate is used to reduce the possibility of mold & aerobic sporulating bacterial development in feeds. It maintains the nutritive value & elongates the period of feed products can be used leads in extending the shelf life of animal feed.
Calcium Propionate – volatile small, high temperature, animal adaptation and suitable for a variety of animal feed use.
Note: It is a GRAS approved food preservative. **Generally Recognized as Safe by FDA .
Advantages of Calcium Propionate:
*Free-flowing powder, which blends easily with feeds.
*Non-toxic to animals.
*Does not have harsh odor.
*Prolongs the shelf-life of feeds.
*Prevents molds from changing the composition of feeds.
*Protects livestock and poultry from being fed poisonous molds.
Recommended Dosage of Calcium Propionate
*Recommended dose is about 110-115gm/day per animal.
*Recommended doses for the administration of Calcium Propionate in Pigs 30gm/Kg diet per day & for Ruminants 40gm/Kg diet per day.
*It can be used for the treatment of acetonaemia (Ketosis) in dairy cattle.
Calcium Propionate – Animal Feed Supplements
#Higher milk yield (peak milk and/or milk persistency).
#Increase in milk components (protein and/or fats).
#Greater dry matter intake.
#Increase calcium concentration & prevents acture hypocalcemia.
#Stimulates rumen microbial synthesis of protein and/or volatile fatty (VFA) production results in improving the animal appetite.
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