Looking at feed, more attention needs to be paid to raw material quality and origin, feed processing and the use of feed additives. Framelco developed a range of non-antibiotic feed additives to promote animal health. Short and medium chain fatty acids have well been proven to support gastrointestinal health and animal performance. They are therefore widely used in the feed industry. However, they are only bactericidal in their undissociated form at a low pH, like in the stomach or gizzard.
The α-monoglycerides of specific short and medium chain fatty acids, developed and patented by Framelco, are pH-independent. They are therefore much more powerful in their antibacterial effect. The α-monoglycerides are an important nutritional tool to safely reduce the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry.