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acidifier

 [ah-sid´ĭ-fi″er]
an agent that causes acidity, especially in the stomach.
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Feed Acidifiers Market by Type (Propionic Acid, Fumaic Acid, Lactic Acid, Formic Acid, and Others), Livestock (Poultry, Swine, Cattle, Aquatics, and Others), Form, Brand, & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2021
Effects of supplementing diets with an acidifier on performance parameters and visceral organ weights of broilers.
However, there has been no comparative study regarding the effect of Azolla and multivitamin or acidifier on growth performance, profitability and lipid profiles of broiler chickens.
Consistent to our findings, some researchers have shown positive effects with single or blends of dietary acidifiers. For instance, supplementation of single acidifier such as formic acid or sorbic acid improved growth rate and feed efficiency as reported by Partenen and Mroz (1999); Overland et al.
The composition and nutrient contents of basal diet (air dry basis) Item Content Ingredients (%) Corn 61.88 Soybean meal 21.98 Wheat middling 4.00 Fish meal 3.00 Dried whey 3.00 Soy protein concentrate 1.50 CaHP[O.sub.4] 1.25 Premix (1) 1.00 Limestone 0.69 Soy oil 0.50 Acidifier 0.30 NaCl 0.30 L-lysine * HCl 0.25 Choline chloride 0.20 Mould inhibitor 0.10 DL-methionine 0.05 Total 100 Nutrient levels DE (MJ/kg) 14.22 CP (%) 20.9 Lys (%) 1.15 Met (%) 0.30 Met+cys (%) 0.65 Thr (%) 0.74 Trp (%) 0.21 Ca (%) 0.70 P (%) 0.60 Available phosphorus (%) 0.32 NaCl (%) 0.38 Proline (%) 1.44 Alanine (%) 0.47 DE, digestible energy; CP, crude protein.
Experimental diets included: NC (negative control), basal diet without additive supplementation; PC (positive control), basal diet supplemented with 0.002% apramycin; T1, basal diet with 0.5% citric acid (citric acid 100%); and T2, basal diet with 0.4% acidifier blend (17.2% formic acid, 4.1% propionic acid, 10.2% lactic acid, 9.5% phosphoric acid, Si[O.sub.2] 34.0%).
Four dietary treatments consisted of a negative control (basal diet, designated as "control"), positive control (Zn-bacitracin, designated as "Antibiotic"), mannanoligosaccharides (MOS) (Bio-Mos[R], Alltech Inc., USA), and MOS + (Acid-Pak 4-way, Alltech Inc., USA, designated as "acidifier").
(2004), it was stated that early exposure to dietary acidifier might cause an adaptation to acidifier in birds and reduce the subsequent therapeutic activity of acidifier.