From Membrane Biophysics to the Farm: Applications of Fatty Acid and Monoglyceride Chemsitry to Animal Health
Elrod, C.C.; Boyd, R.D.; Jackman, J.J.
The use of antibiotics in food animal production is under growing societal and regulatory pressure, consequently new technologies must be found to support animal health in their absence. Due to their chemical structure, medium chain fatty acids and monoglycerides are effective antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory feed additives with the added benefit of being available to support metabolism. While their use is growing in swine and transboundary disease mitigation, applications in ruminant production should be explored.
Presented at 2020 Virtual Cornell Nutrition Conference
Department of Animal Science
MCFA; Monoglycerides; Antiviral; ASF; Enveloped virus
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