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.
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
Technical Service Associate
Equipment Project Manager
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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