Amasil® is a formic acid that supports vital animal performance through optimal feed hygiene. As a very effective and easy way of acidifying feed while eliminating salmonella and inhibiting molds, organic acids from BASF in their pure form enjoy considerable use in the compound feed industry.
Safeguarding feed value
Contaminated feed is the main source of Salmonella infections in animal production (swine, poultry). Salmonella infections in animal production result in reduced feed conversion and increased mortality.
Additionally, increasing antibiotic resistance is a major concern for all industry stakeholders. Optimal feed hygiene supports vital animal performance. Feed hygiene also includes prevention of yeast and molds.
-Fights harmful enteral bacteria through the antimicrobial effect of formic acid
-Improves digestibility of compound feed for better feed conversion and vitality
-As buffered mixture, Amasil® NA maintains carbon steel infrastructure longer with less corrosiveness.
Due to limited gastric acid production, some animals such as young piglets are unable to digest feed properly. Acidification of piglet feed lowers the pH of the feed and reduces the buffer capacity. This enables the piglet, even with limited gastric acid production, to digest the feed in its stomach in an optimal manner and make full use of all nutrients. Studies also showed that formic acid significantly improves feed conversion in broilers.