Oxidation remains a key challenge for the animal production industry. Oxidation reactions negatively impact feed consumption, palatability, and nutritional content.
Consequently, at Kemin, we know that antioxidants are fundamental to livestock and poultry diets. They preserve nutrients including vitamins, pigments, amino acids, carbohydrates, and essential fatty acids from oxidation.
As such, we’ve developed a range of antioxidant solutions that will help you to manage oxidation and boost your animal health and wellbeing.
Oxidative damage is often only noticeable once the damage is very severe. This makes detection difficult without laboratory analysis.
However, even at relatively low levels, oxidative damage can negatively impact production efficiency. Feed absorption is impaired and overall nutritional value is dramatically reduced. It is, therefore, highly likely that oxidation is often responsible for unexplained performance variability.
At Kemin, we know that antioxidants are key to solving oxidation challenges. They ensure optimal performance and carcass quality and preserve the nutritional composition of diets. All these factors are crucial in professional and sustainable animal production systems.
We produce a broad range of antioxidants and support you with their practical applications.
Our research has shown that the most effective and reliable solution to ensure good quality feed from production to consumption is to include antioxidants in all zones. In this way, lipid oxidation can be prevented in the most critical production steps guaranteeing an optimal supply of costly and valuable nutrients to your animals, preventing oxidative stress, and post-mortem oxidative rancidity.
You can read more about our solutions, tips, and tricks to managing oxidation in livestock diets in our ebook. Download our ebook today.
For many decades, occurrences of ‘new grain syndrome’ have been reported by farmers, particularly in Northern Europe. Feeding livestock (pigs, in particular) with freshly harvested grain can result in substantial performance and health problems. These include fever, diarrhea, immunosuppression, hives, reduced feed intake, growth suppression, and vitamin deficiencies. Likewise, in poultry, the feeding of new grain has been reported to have detrimental effects on growth and feed efficiency.
Added to this, new research has shown that oxidation plays a significant role in the manifestation of the ‘new grain syndrome’, and the use of antioxidants helps to mitigate associated losses.
Read more about ‘new grain syndrome’ in our technical literature on the topic. Download the study here. Feel free also to download our assessment of the quality of oxidative status and dietary energy value of lipids.
We support you with oxidation control utilizing our wide range of laboratory services and expert technical support, ensuring you obtain a complete picture of the oxidative status of your product. We help you determine the best product to meet your needs to control oxidation.
Contact one of our experts today to learn more about our oxidation services.