You are on page 1of 25

FEED

ACIDIFIERS
AND
THEIR
FEED ACIDIFIERS AND THEIR
SIGNIFICANCE
SIGNIFICANCEIN
INPOULTRY
POULTRY
What is an acidifier?
Types of acidifiers :
Feed Acidifier
Water Acidifier
Gut Acidifier

Significance of Acidifiers in poultry


Positive effect on the performance of birds;
Maintains gut integrity due to antimicrobial
action
Improves digestibility (protein and fat)
Better FCR
Better growth rate
Better meat yield and carcass
Better bioavailability of minerals
Maintains egg shell integrity
Improves immune status of birds
Some organic acid can degrade aflatoxin in feed
Limitations of antibiotics

ACID

a substance which donates


hydrogen

ions (protons) to other things.


pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity.
Neutral pH 7 ; > 7 is alkaline ; < 7 is acidic
CLASSIFICATION OF
ACIDS INORGANIC
ORGANIC

ORGANIC ACIDS

ARE ORGANIC CARBOXYLIC ACIDS


WITH THEIR CARBOXYL GROUP R- COOH

Short Chain Fatty acid


C1-C6
Medium Chain Fatty acid C7- C12
Long Chain Fatty acid
- > C12

PROPERTIES OF ORGANIC ACIDS

Weak acid they do not


dissociate completely in water
Soluble in organic solvent
Corossive in nature

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE


EFFICACY OF ORGANIC ACIDS
1.pKa value (e.g.formic acid 3.74)
2.Chemical form ( free acid, salt, coated)
3.Molecular weight
4.MIC Value of the acid
5.Kind of microorganism
6.Buffering capacity of feed.

FUNCTIONS OF ORGANIC ACIDS


1. Helps to maintain an optimum pH in the stomach, allows
correct activation and functioning of proteolytic
enzymes.
2. Complete protein digestion in the stomach.
3. Stimulates feed consumption.
4. Inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
5. Helps in the growth of acidophilus bacteria.
6. Better digestibility and absorption of nutrients by limiting
microbial competition with host.
7. Lowers the incidences of subclinical infections.

FUNCTIONS OF ORGANIC ACIDScont

8. Reduces the production of ammonia and other bacterial


metabolites.
9. Increased pancreatic secretion and trophic effects on
gastrointestinal mucosa.
10.Favours mineral absorption by creating an ideal pH in the
intestine.

AntaMixME
R R HEALTHCARE
PVT. LTD.

What is AntaMixME?
AntaMixME is a feed acidifier/performance
enhancer
AntaMixME contains - Organic acids with salt
Inorganic acid
Protected organic acids
and
Essential oils

10

Organic Acids with salt


Ca Formate/Formic acid
Ca Lactate/Lactic acid

Inorganic Acid
Phosphoric acid
Microencapsulated
component
Fumaric acid
Citric acid
Malic acid
Sorbic acid
ESSENTIAL OILS

11

12

13

Active ingredients in AntaMixME and


their functionality

Phosphoric acid reduces pH.


Formic acid highly effective against Salmonella.
Lactic acid highly effective against E coli.
Fumaric acid Malic acid are effective against gram negative bacteria.
Citric acid stimulates pancreatic enzyme secretion and helps liver in
detoxification.
Sorbic acid is very effective antimold.
Essential Oils enhances palatability and efficacy of organic acid against
pathogens.
All the ME organic acids except sorbic acid are an instant source of
energy.

14

ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential Oils (EO) are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds,
bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of the plants.
Thymol Ajwain
Carvacrol- Pudina
Cinnamaldehyde- Dalchini
Properties of EO
Antibacterial
antifungal
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-oxidant
Improves digestion
Improves immune status of birds
Enhances taste of feed
Improves blood circulation

15

Benefit of EO when combined with Organic


acids SYNERGISTIC EFFECT
EO when used in combination with organic
acids, the antibacterial effect increases
manifolds as EO helps to increase the
permeability of bacterial cell wall.

16

Bacteria

17

18

MODE OF ACTION OF ANTAMIXME ON BACTERIA

Modification of internal pH.


Inhibition of fundamental metabolic
functions.
Accumulation of toxic anions which
disrupts DNA synthesis.
disruption of cellular membrane.

19

Key benefits of AntaMixME

Better health, reduced mortality


Improved performance, feed utilization (Egg
production , FCR, DWG, ROI)
Low corrosiveness and free flowing through
special
three step production process.
Easy handling in compound feed and mineral/
vitamin premixes.
No non nutritional carrier i.e. 100% absorbable
active ingredients.
Additional source of energy in times of stress

20

AntaMixME in comparison to acidifiers of other brands

AntaMix
ME

Acidomi
x
(Venkys
)

Acidomi
x
(Novus)

Biotroni SalCURB Pro GIT


c
(Kemin) SF1
(Biomin)
(Kemira
)

Organic
Acid (OA)

Mixture
of
OA

Mixture
of
OA

Mixture
of
OA

Mixture
of
OA

Carrier

No
carrier

Inorganic
carrier

Inorganic
carrier

Micro
Encapsul- Encapsul- -ated
-ation

Encapsul- -ated

Single OA Mixture
of
OA
-

Encapsul- -ated

21

Important points for comparison


1. Low concentration of organic acids (as low
as 16% of acid content)
2. No scientific mixture of organic acids
3. Formaldehyde based formulation adverse
effects
4. Propionic acid based formulation more as
mold inhibitor in feed rather than acting as
Antibacterial in GIT
5. No synergistic action.

22

DOSAGE OF AntaMixME

Breeders 0 6th week


3Kg/ton of feed
7 18th week
2Kg/ton of feed
19th week onwards 1Kg/ton of feed
Broilers 0 -10th day
1-1.5 Kg/ton of feed
11th day onwards - 0.5-1Kg/ton of feed
Layers - 0 17th week
1Kg/ton of feed
18th week onwards 0.5 Kg/ton of feed

23

The winning edge ?

a complete acidifier system

24

25