Advantages of Cinnamaldehyde Used as a Feed Ingredient
The long-term addition of antibiotics in animal feed leads to a decline in animal immunity, bacteria resistance, and environment pollution. So is there any alternative?
Yes, absolutely. Cinnamaldehyde is one of the good choices.
During the storage of feed, especially in a humid environment, mildew easily occurs, which has a great impact on the breeding industry. Cinnamaldehyde has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral effects, and it can inhibit fungi such as Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger, Penicillium tangerum, Fusarium moniliforme, Alternaria alternata, Geotrichum candidum, yeast. It's also good at killing viruses. Adding cinnamaldehyde in the feed can keep a long time without mold, color or taste.
- Promote Growth
The stimulation of cinnamaldehyde on gastrointestinal villi can improve the digestive system function of livestock and poultry, strengthen the physique and help growth, especially for piglets, which can effectively prevent the occurrence of diarrhea under the condition of incomplete digestive function of piglets. Cinnamaldehyde not only has a good effect on pig, but also can be used in chicken, duck and cattle feed. Different from other growth promoters, cinnamaldehyde can increase the nitrogen storage in animal feed (about 7%) which is the main component of muscle cells.