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What is acetic acid used for in animal feed?
Jun.17,2024
What is acetic acid used for in animal feed?

Q: What is acetic acid used for in animal feed?

1. Improve the safety of feed: Due to the large amount of nutrients in feed, it is easy to breed bacteria and produce mold, posing a threat to animal life safety. Acetic acid has a bactericidal effect, which can remove bacteria and molds from feed, thereby improving the safety of feed.
2. Improving water quality: During the aquaculture process, the cleanliness of water quality directly affects the health status of animals. Acetic acid can regulate the pH value of water and inhibit the growth of various harmful genes, reduce the generation of harmful substances in water, and improve water quality.
3. Disease prevention: The antibacterial effect of acetic acid can prevent various diseases. Adding an appropriate amount of acetic acid in daily aquaculture can reduce the chance of animals being infected with bacteria or viruses, and improve their health level.

 

Q:The principle of action of acetic acid in feed mold prevention

A: 1、 The Harm of Fungi in Feed and the Advantage of Acetic Acid
Fungi are common feed pollutants that can produce and release large amounts of toxins, posing a serious threat to animal health and affecting the quality and taste of feed. Therefore, certain measures must be taken for protection during feed production and storage. Acetic acid is a commonly used feed mold inhibitor, and its seasonal advantages and broad-spectrum antibacterial effects have made it one of the preferred mold inhibitors in the feed industry.
2、 The principle of action of acetic acid
The main principle of action of acetic acid is to change the environmental conditions of feed, making it difficult for mold to grow and reproduce. Generally speaking, acidic environments are not conducive to the growth of fungi, and acetic acid is an organic acid with acidity. When acetic acid is added to feed, it lowers the pH value of the feed, enhances its acidity, and thus inhibits the growth of fungi.
In addition, acetic acid can also absorb water, reducing the moisture content of feed. Mold requires a certain amount of water to grow, and when the moisture content of feed decreases to a certain extent, the reproduction of mold will be restricted.
In addition to its impact on the feed environment, acetic acid can also directly interfere with the growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Research has found that acetic acid can inhibit the growth of yeast and Gram positive bacteria, thereby exerting a certain inhibitory effect on the reproduction of fungi.
3、 Suggestion for the use of acetic acid
To achieve good anti mold effect in feed, we need to pay attention to the following points when using acetic acid:
1. The amount of acetic acid added needs to be moderate: Adding a large amount of acetic acid will make the feed too acidic, affecting the animal's appetite and digestive absorption ability.
2. The concentration of acetic acid needs to be well controlled: Generally speaking, the most suitable concentration of acetic acid in feed is between 0.2% and 0.5%.
3. Acetic acid also needs to be used together with other antifungal agents: Acetic acid cannot completely replace other antifungal agents, so it is recommended to use it together with other antifungal agents to improve the antifungal effect.
In summary, acetic acid is a highly effective feed mold inhibitor, widely used in feed production and storage processes. Mastering its working principle and usage methods can help us better ensure feed quality and animal health.

 

Q: What is the role of acetic acid in agriculture?

A:The role of acetic acid in agriculture is mainly reflected in the following aspects:
Promote plant growth and increase nutrient absorption rate. Vinegar contains abundant hydrogen ions and acidic substances, which can regulate soil pH and provide a more suitable growth environment for crops. Meanwhile, the soluble organic matter and trace elements in vinegar can also promote plant growth and development, and improve its nutrient absorption rate. one
Prevent and control pests and diseases. Acetic acid and acetic acid in vinegar have strong bactericidal effects, which can effectively inhibit the growth and reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms, thereby achieving the goal of preventing and controlling diseases and pests.
Keep fruits and vegetables fresh. Vinegar, as a natural preservative, can inhibit the growth of microorganisms and prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
Cleaning and sterilization. Vinegar can also be used for cleaning and sterilization of agricultural facilities and equipment. Spraying vinegar on agricultural tools, seedling boxes, and other facilities can effectively remove dirt and bacteria, prevent the spread of pathogens, and ensure the healthy growth of crops.
Improve soil fertility. Vinegar can also be used as a fertilizer in the agricultural field. Mixing an appropriate amount of vinegar water in the soil can convert insoluble inorganic substances into a soluble state and provide trace elements for crop growth, thereby improving soil fertility.

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