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Are feed additives safe?

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Feed additives are products used to improve the nutrition of animal feed. Most of them are manufactured to improve feed quality and the quality of animal-derived food or improving animal performance and health, such as providing enhanced feed digestibility. So, are feed additives totally safe? Please let me introduce that to you in the following contents.


Here is the content list:

l Why is safety important for feed additives?

l Are feed additives totally safe for animals?

l What can feed additives do for the safety of animals?


Why is safety important for feed additives?

What is known to almost everybody is that, there is a direct link between animal and human health. Therefore, ensuring the health of the livestock is ensuring the health of humans themselves. What could matter the most in the health of livestock is the feed consumed by it, which also has a major impact on the quality of meat and the by-products of the livestock. That is why the safety of feed additives could be so important-the health of humans is dependent on it. the amount of meat that could be provided by livestock.

Are feed additives totally safe for animals?

Most feed additives are safe for animals since the laws in different countries concerning feed additives are all quite rigorous. But there are still some kinds of illegal feed additives are used in a minority of farm factories. Such kinds of feed additives are designed for some special purpose which is mostly related to bigger profit. For example, the drug clenbuterol is not allowed to be used in the treatment of pigs. However, it is often illegally used in pig farming since it has the side effect of increasing lean meat production. The clenbuterol ingested by the pigs accumulates mainly in the internal organs such as lungs, livers, and kidneys of the pigs. Eating pig offal and meat contaminated with clenbuterol may cause symptoms such as dizziness, headache, hand tremor, palpitation, and restlessness. People with heart disease are more likely to be more severely affected. As a matter of fact, there have been some shocking food poisoning outbreaks in China due to the consumption of clenbuterol-tainted pig offal. Therefore, what I want to say is, the feed additives that are legal to use are safe, but those illegal feed additives are harmful to both animals and people. What it could only benefit is to help evil-minded people to make their dirty fortune.

What can feed additives do for the safety of animals?

All livestock need a certain amount of water, minerals, vitamins, and protein to maintain basic health requirements and fuel growth. Generally, feed additives are a safe and healthy method that can increase the nutritional intake of livestock, thereby improving the health of livestock. For example, feed with feed additives of probiotics or beneficial bacteria can especially help young animals that have not yet established stable intestinal bacteria to have good growth and health. The use of immunomodulators as feed additives could also help with the modification of host metabolism, immune stimulation, elimination and suppression of pathogens in the intestinal tract, and reduction of human health risks related to the consumption of meat.


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