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Lecithin For Animals and Aqua Feed

Lecithin is a generic term for a mixture of phospholipids and occurs naturally in living organisms. The use of lecithins in animal feed applications derives from the application that nature intended for it. It is used to keep fat and water-stable in an emulsion under various applications.

In the case of animal feed, fats (as an energy source) need to be provided to the animals along with roughage, protein, and vitamins. In order for this dosed fat to be taken up by the animals, lecithin is required. In fact, we also offer a blend of fat and lecithin for this purpose. Typically we recommend a dosage of lecithin on a weight basis of the fat being incorporated into the feed blend.

Further, lecithin allows the transmission of fat-soluble vitamins into the bloodstream. Thus it is critical for the rearing of animals in general.

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Specific Application I: Broiler

Application of lecithin in broiler feed results in a 2-5% w/w reduction in protein and energy component requirement for a <1% incorporation of lecithin on a total feed basis. This is due to the increased uptake of fats, which are not only required as an energy carrier but this additional availability of energy results in better protein incorporation in the broiler.

Specific Application III: Swine

As with both the above applications, there is improved efficiency in nutrient uptake. This results in lower fat being required in the doses. Also, it results in greater protein incorporation.

Specific Application II: Layer

As this is a natural extract, this product also results in other benefits for the broiler. These include improvement to the embryo development, nutrient retention in the egg, enhanced fertility, and increased tolerance to diseases. Further, analogous to application in humans, fatty liver symptoms are reduced upon consumption. Finally, there is greater stability in peak egg production.

Specific Application IV: Aquafeed

As with both the above applications, there is improved efficiency in nutrient uptake. This results in lower fat being required in the doses. Also, it results in greater protein incorporation. There is a decreased incidence of malformation and disease. There is a greater survival rate in crustaceans upon the dosage of lecithin as crustaceans aren’t able to synthesize the quantity of phospholipids that they need.

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