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The intestinal bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), when fermenting compounds that cannot be digested by the animals, such as cellulose, fiber, starch and sugar; and the end-product amongst other SCFAs? – Butyric Acid.
Oils and lipids in animal feed formula are undoubtedly an important source of energy for our animals. Lipids and oils promote the absorption and utilisation of other nutrients and improve feed conversion.
As the era of “Antibiotic Ban” approaches, we can see that many new antibiotic alternatives have risen but all these products have one core component – that is Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA). Antibiotics use in feed has been extremely effective because it firstly reduces the bacteria count in the gut.
Among SCFAs, butyrate has received more attention for its beneficial effects on both cellular energy metabolism and intestinal homeostasis. As much as 90% of butyrate is metabolized by the colonic epithelial cells making it a major metabolite for the colonic epithelial cells