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Progress In Application Of Sodium Butyrate In Livestock And Poultry Production
Sep 02, 2017

As a new type of non antibiotic growth feed additive, sodium butyrate has been widely concerned because of its multiple effects, such as strong attractant, gastrointestinal physiological regulator, acidification and electrolyte balance regulator. In this paper, the latest research progress of sodium butyrate in livestock and poultry production is reviewed.

The negative effects of antibiotic resistance and drug residues on human health are becoming more and more prominent as feed additive. Based on the consideration of food safety and human health, the EU has banned the addition of antibiotics in feed from January 1, 2006. The worldwide ban of antibiotics as growth enhancers has also become an inevitable trend. Therefore, the search for green, efficient and safe antibiotic promoter substitutes has become a hot topic in the field of feed additive.


Sodium butyrate, as a kind of non antibiotic growth feed additive, has multiple effects such as strong attractant, gastrointestinal physiological regulator, acidizing agent and electrolyte balance regulator, which can replace some antibiotics, and has been included in the new feed additive in the catalogue of feed additive varieties in 2003 by the Ministry of Agriculture.

With the increasing demand for health, nutrition and green animal products, the use of antibiotics will be more and more restricted, the World Health Organization established in 1981, with its membership in more than 90 countries and a growing number of countries adopting legislative means to ban antibiotics. Sodium Butyrate as a non-antibiotic growth promoter with a variety of physiological functions, in the animal body metabolism of butyric ions and sodium ions, no drug residues and drug resistance, no pollution to the environment, coupled with the process of sodium butyrate gradually mature, production costs are constantly reduced, in livestock production will have a broad application prospects.