Pathogen Control Solutions for Today's Challenges

At Kemin, we recognize the need for continuous investment and innovation in pathogen control solutions. The agriculture industry is increasingly global – from livestock and poultry production, to commodity markets and feed and feed ingredient manufacturing. With this global scale comes increased risk. Each day, producers face threats from emerging and foreign animal diseases that have the potential to negatively impact the industry on a regional, national and international level – African Swine Fever is only our most recent challenge.

Learnings from previous foreign animal disease outbreaks – including PEDV just five years ago – have shifted our focus from diagnosis and treatment to prevention and control. Keeping pathogens at bay is the first step to an effective on-farm biosecurity program. An often-overlooked aspect in biosecurity planning, however, is the role feed and feed ingredients. We now know that feed may carry pathogens that are detrimental to animal health and welfare.

It has been, and will continue to be, Kemin’s mission as a global manufacturer of nutrition and health solutions to provide biosecurity and food safety tools that help protect our agricultural markets. Our Pathogen Control Team offers an array of products today, including Sal CURB® Liquid Antimicrobial,  which maintains the Salmonella-negative status of complete feeds and feed ingredients for up to 21 days and controls mold in feeds or feed ingredients. Sal CURB is a proven solution – backed by 25 years of research, efficacy and safety.

Producers who evaluate the expanding portfolio of research regarding the survival of viral pathogens in animal feed ingredients under transboundary shipping models, as well as the demonstrated efficacy of various products on the market today, may choose to use Sal CURB as part of their comprehensive risk management program.

Feed is only one piece of the emerging disease puzzle, however. We encourage producers to be vigilant – use best practices concerning biosecurity, feed and ingredient sourcing, animal care and handling and employee training. As an industry, we must continue to work toward the common goal of improved health, performance and wellbeing of animals – as well the production of safe and nutritional food for consumers. 

 

 

Three Main Ways to Safeguard Feed:

 

  • Exclude risk through biosecurity or prevention of the hazard coming onsite.
  • Perform point-in-time interventions, such as thermal processing during pelleting or irradiating feed and feed ingredients post-manufacturing.
  • Use chemical means to provide a residual protection in feed.

 

 

 

Combining FSMA and Feed Biosecurity Strategies

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For more information, please reach out to any member of our Pathogen Control Team today!

Mark Bienhoff, DVM
Pathogen Control Team Leader
mark.bienhoff@kemin.com

Dillon Mellick
Technical Services Associate
dillon.mellick@kemin.com

Adam Cannon
Application Project Manager
adam.cannon@kemin.com

Cassio Villela
Product Manager
cassio.villela@kemin.com

Recent Research

Infectious Dose of African Swine Fever Virus When Consumed Naturally in Liquid or Feed

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Sal CURB® and CaptiSURE as Part of a Feed Biosecurity Program

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An Evaluation of a Liquid Antimicrobial (Sal CURB®) for Reducing the Risk of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infection of Naïve Pigs During Consumption of Contaminated Feed

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Survival of Viral Pathogens in Animal Feed Ingredients Under Transboundary Shipping Models

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An Evaluation of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Survival in Individual Feed Ingredients in the Presence or Absence of a Liquid Antimicrobial

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Modeling the Transboundary Risk of Feed Ingredients Contaminated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

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An Evaluation of Contaminated Complete Feed as a Vehicle for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infection of Naïve Pigs Following Consumption via Natural Feeding Behavior: Proof of Concept

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An Evaluation of a Liquid Antimicrobial (Sal CURB®) for Reducing the Risk of Viral Proxies for Foreign Animal Diseases in Contaminated Feed

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Effect of CaptiSURE on Vitamin Stability and Enzyme Activity

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African Swine Fever Resources

Don't Bring It Home

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Know the Signs and Symptoms

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Protect Your Farm Using Biosecurity

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Don't Spread This Deadly Disease

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Hosting International Visitors

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International Travel Biosecurity

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Sal CURB® Resources

Sal CURB® FAQ

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Sal CURB®: Internal Research Summary

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Information on Formaldehyde

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Safe Handling of Sal CURB®

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Impact of Sal CURB® in Swine Diets

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Effect of Sal CURB® on Digestibility of Feed Ingredients

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CaptiSURE Resources

CaptiSURE

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Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) FAQ

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Medium Chain Fatty Acids for Energy and Antimicrobial Activity

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Evaluation of Medium Chain Fatty Acids in Nursery Pig Diets

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