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Kemin’s Solutions To Oxidation Control In Pigs

Oxidation remains a key challenge for the pigproduction industry, with oxidation reactions negatively impacting feed consumption, palatability, and nutritional content.

Consequently, at Kemin, we know that antioxidants are fundamental to swinediets, acting to preserve nutrients including vitamins, pigments, amino acids, carbohydrates, and essential fatty acids from oxidation.

As such, we’ve developed a range of antioxidant solutions helping you manage oxidation and boost pigl health and wellbeing.

Kemin’s Solutions To Oxidation Control In Pigs

Oxidation can often go unnoticed due to the lack of visual changes and odour changes occurring only when oxidation is very severe. This makes detecting oxidation difficult without laboratory analysis.

However, even at relatively low levels, oxidative reactions can negatively impact production efficiency. That’s because feed intake is reduced and this damages overall nutritional value as well as significantly impacting upon production profitability. 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, as well as preservation of the nutritional composition of diets — all of which are crucial in professional and sustainable animal production systems.

For many decades, occurrences of the ‘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 including 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. 

We produce a broad range of antioxidants and support you with the practical applications thereof.

In fact, 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.

Read more about our solutions, tips, and tricks to managing oxidation in livestock diets in our e-book.

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We support you with oxidation control by means of 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.

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