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CaptiSURE – A New Era of Animal Health and Nutrition

CaptiSURE is a proprietary blend of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), labeled as a liquid energy source for use in animal feed and feed materials. MCFAs are naturally found in many animal and vegetable fats including coconut oil, palm kernel oil and dairy products. These molecules have been shown to have antimicrobial properties against gram (+) and gram (-) bacteria, as well as viruses.1,2,3,4

Keeping pathogens out is the first step to an on-farm biosecurity program. An often-over-looked aspect in biosecurity plans is the role of feed and feed ingredients, which may carry certain pathogens that are detrimental to animal health. Comprehensive feed pathogen control programs are essential to reduce the risk of disease transmission through feed. CaptiSURE can be used as a key component of a comprehensive biosecurity program.

Features and Benefits

  • Highly available energy source derived from palm kernel oil
  • Comprised of a highly pure blend of medium chain fatty acids, which independently published research has shown can serve as reduction strategies for viral pathogens in feed like PEDv, PRRSv and SVA; and bacterial pathogens in feed like Salmonella, C. coli and E. coli1,2
  • Fully supported by a team of trained and experienced application engineers, technicians, veterinarians and laboratory personnel
  • Highly-pure MCFA product containing elevated concentrations of effective MCFAs (C8 and C10)
  • Delivery in a liquid form, bringing a two-fold benefit of 1.) higher concentration of active ingredient compared to similar dry products (no carrier); and 2.) better contact when applied to feed.


  • Association of American Feed Controls Officials (AAFCO)-approved feed ingredient
  • Use at a rate of 20 lb. per ton of finished feed or premix
  • Available in 20 kg, 180 kg and 900 kg containers

Application Accuracy

  • Equipment installation and application validation provided
  • Regularly scheduled application system monitoring, and engineering support provided
  • Kemin Customer Laboratory Services (CLS) available for feed sample testing, as needed


Learn More About Pathogen Control and Emerging Animal Diseases


Learn More


Want to talk more about using CaptiSURE as an antimicrobial solution for your livestock and poultry feeds? The Kemin Pathogen Control Team is here to answer all of your questions.

Dr. Mark Bienhoff

Pathogen Control Team Leader

Dillon Mellick

Technical Service Associate

Adam Cannon

Equipment Project Manager

Ron Bender
Sr. Application Engineer

Cassio Villela

Product Manager

Product Specifications

CaptiSURE Spec Sheet



Kemin Launches CaptiSURE for Feed Biosecurity Programs




Medium Chain Fatty Acids FAQ


Evaluation of Medium Chain Fatty Acids in Nursery Pig Diets


Evaluation of a Proprietary Blend of C8 and C10 Medium Chain Fatty Acids Against Salmonella  in Poultry Feed


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


Effect of CaptiSURE on Vitamin Stability and Enzyme Activity


Chemical Mitigant Forms – Which is More Effective in Feed, Liquid or Dry?




1Cochran,e R., Dritz, S., Woodworth, J., Huss, A., Stark, C., Saensukjaroenphon, M., DeRouchey, J., Tokach, M., Goodband, R., Bai, J., and Chen, Q. 2016. Assessing the effects of medium chain fatty acids and fat sources on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus viral RNA stability and infectivity. Kansas Agricultural Experiment Stations Research Reports. 2.8: 1.
2Dee, S., Webb, P. FAD Preparednes & Mitigation Efforts Update. Minnesota Pork Congress 2019, Minneapolis, MN.
3Skřivanová, E., Marounek, M., Dlouha, G., and Kaňka, J. 2005. Susceptibility of Clostridium perfringens to C2–C18 fatty acids. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 41.1: 77-81.
4Cochrane, R., Huss, A., Aldrich, G., Stark, C., and Jones, C. 2016. Evaluating chemical mitigation of Salmonella Typhimurium ATCC 14028 in animal feed ingredients. Journal of Food Protection. 79.4: 672-676.

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