Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health — North America announced June 26 the addition of CaptiSURE to its feed safety product portfolio.
Kemin said CaptiSURE is a unique, highly available energy source derived from palm kernel oil and comprised of a proprietary blend of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).
Independent published research has shown MCFAs can reduce bacterial pathogens — such as salmonella, Campylobacter coli and Escherichia coli — and viral pathogens — such as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) and Seneca Valley virus (SVA) — in feed, according to Kemin.
CaptiSURE may be used as part of a comprehensive feed biosecurity program. Additionally, performance studies indicate MCFAs may increase growth rate and improve feed:gain ratio in swine, the company said.
Kemin pointed to research from Kansas State University that has suggested feed and water may be vectors for transmission of African swine fever virus (ASFv). Due to the ongoing ASFv outbreak in Asia and Europe, producers in the U.S. are taking extra steps to safeguard their feed and feed ingredients.
"With growing pressure from common and emerging animal diseases, which reflects the increasingly global nature of the animal production industry, there is an immediate need for improved mitigation technologies and products," said Dr. Mark Bienhoff, pathogen control team leader, Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health — North America. "After years of research and development, we are thrilled to add CaptiSURE, as we believe it can have a positive impact toward biosecurity efforts."
Kemin Industries is a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80% of the world with its products and services. The company supplies over 500 specialty ingredients for human and animal health and nutrition, pet food, aquaculture, nutraceutical, food technologies, crop technologies and textile industries.
Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the U.S.