Novus Feed Biosecurity
According to Kansas State Univerisity,
organic acids and formaldehyde are two of the four key feed additives to be
used in preventing and intervention of African Swine Fever. Point-in-time
mitigants such as dilution, irradiation and thermal processing helps reduce
contaminations risks but feed additives should be considered for preventing
cross or re-contamination.
Formaldehyde: Controlling and preventing contamination in the feed is an
integral part of any feed milling operation. Pathogenic organisms, such as
bacteria and viruses, from the raw material up to finished feed, may be
transferred to the animals if not mitigated at the feed mill. A good feed
biosecurity program starts with the instantaneous removal of these pathogens
and formaldehyde is a powerful and cost effective tool for complete feed and
raw material sanitation.
FORMYCINE GOLD PX, preservative pre-mix, is a powerful source of raw material and finished feed protection. Its unique blend of ingredients provides unsurpassed protection through targeted modes of action. Beyond its effective control of bacteria, mold, viruses and yeast, FORMYCINE is fast-acting and does not leave residue in meat or final products. Mode of Action: Formaldehyde and propionic acid, the active ingredients in FORMYCINE GOLD Px, work together to rapidly kill contaminated microbial and control bacteria and viruses while maintaining pH in the GI tract.
Organic Acids: Research with organic acids has shown antimicrobial effects and
performance improvements during bacterial challenges. In vitro research showed
an effect of organic acid on reducing viruses in feed materials in a
transboundary shipping model. To demonstrate if the same organic acid effect
could be demonstrated in an animal model, a trial was conducted to evaluate the
role of ACTIVATE® DA, a nutritional feed acidifier from Novus, on the survivaof PEDV and PRRS strain 174 survival in swine feed and evaluate the role of
ACTIVATE® DA on the manifestation of clinical symptoms and the performance of
swine facing viral challenges.
ACTIVATE DA, nutritional feed acidifier, containing a blend of organic acid including a highly bio-available source of HMTBa. Studies support that the use of ACTIVATE DA in feed can reduce livability of viruses and bacteria and effectively provides a methionine source for pigs during stressful conditions. Mode of Action: ACTIVATE DA has a high concentration of active
ingredients including organic acids & HMTBa which works to lower pH and
increase the sensitivity of DNA by altering the virus capsid loss of structural
protein. This maximizes the synergistic anti-viral effect against variety of