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Liquid Antimicrobial: Pathogen Control for Swine Water

Designed specifically for pathogen control in water for pigs, KEM SAN® is a unique combination of four organic acids (Propionic, Acetic, Benzoic and Sorbic) that is buffered to an optimal pH range of 4.7-5.7. KEM SAN is able to optimize the effectiveness of chlorine, bacterial control and overall handling by farm personnel. KEM SAN is an EPA-registered product (No. 8596-31) and is proven safe and effective.

Specifically, KEM SAN plays a key role in improving performance in nursery pigs as a tool for enteric disease control and increasing profitability. Additionally, KEM SAN is effective against biofilms in water lines.

Water: An Essential Nutrient

High-quality water is essential to pig health and production performance but is often an overlooked management component. Water quality management requires a program approach, including the use of organic acids and pathogen control methods.

With the reduction and/or removal of antibiotic usage in swine production, water quality is increasingly crucial. Providing clean drinking water – through the elimination of bacteria and other pathogens – should be a top priority for today's swine producers. KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial provides an effective blend of key organic acids with proven efficacy for the control and inhibition of a broad range of pathogenic bacteria present in water for pigs. 

KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial Application Guidelines


Note: When cleaning water lines, a proper flushing method is required to avoid clogging

During the production life cycle, there are three important phases at which to introduce KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial: placement, feed changes and times of stress. Properly preparing and administering KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial is important to ensure efficacy when using the product during production or to clean water lines. To assist you in the proper preparation of KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial, please take some time to view the Mixing How To video below.


Benefits of Using KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial Organic Acid Blend in Pathogen Control for Water

  • In vitro data shows inhibition to a broad range of pathogenic bacteria. KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial is highly effective against a wide variety of organisms, including Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas and Clostridia, which are often the cause of economic problems in the field. Acidity levels in swine water lines is important to kill and limit bacteria growth. KEM SAN is buffered to the ideal pH range of 4.7-5.7, allowing it to kill and inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria
  • Clean water is a useful strategy for optimum health and performance during live production
  • Removes mineral deposits and other biofilm accumulations from watering systems that may harbor pathogens
  • Increases drinking water flow rates and inherently provides the potential to positively affect growth performance
  • By controlling bacteria and pathogens in drinking water, pathogen exposure to the upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts of the pig are reduced

Recommended Use of KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial

  • Sanitize drinking lines prior to placement of pigs
  • Reduce pathogen load in drinking water at placement and during high stress periods, including feed changes and disease pressures
  • For continued use under normal conditions or for intermittent use during periods of stress

KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial Product Features

  • KEM SAN Liquid Antimicrobial is available in 2.5 gal jugs, 25 kg jugs, 1,000 kg totes and bulk packaging
  • Product should be stored in a warm, dry place over 40° Fahrenheit to prevent freezing

Product Specifications

KEM SAN Spec Sheet

Kemin Gut Health Triple Check

The Kemin Triple Check portfolio helps establish intestinal integrity and protection. Kemin offers products to CLEAN UP contaminants in feed and water prior to animal exposure, BUILD UP intestinal strength and immunity to reduce leaky gut and KNOCK OUT harmful pathogens for healthier and better performing poultry.

KEM SAN® is part of the CLEAN UP and KNOCK OUT categories by targeting profit-robbing contaminants in water and supporting intestinal balance to inhibit or eliminate harmful pathogens from infiltrating the body.

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