Background update:Oct 11, 2010

Insights into organic acids and their salts

Organic acids are becoming more widely accepted by feed manufacturers and livestock producers as substitutes for antibiotic growth promoters. However, the mode of action of organic acids and salts is not always completely understood. This article will take a look into the mechanisms of organic acids and salts to provide a better insight into what they are and how they work.

This article can be found in World Poultry Magazine Vol. 22 nr. 9
Keywords: nutrition, organic acids, salts, antibiotics, medium chain fatty acids, salmonella, E.coli


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