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Sodium Propionate
Sodium Propionate
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Sodium Propionate

Molecular Formula C3H5NaO2
Molecular Weight 96.06 g/mol
CAS No 137-40-6
HSN Code 230120
CID Code 2723816
Shelf Life 3 years - 20°C powder
USP of Products
  • Sodium propionate is effective at inhibiting the growth of molds and fungi in animal feed.
  • Sodium propionate itself is not a direct source of nutrition, its role in preserving feed quality indirectly contribute to better animal performance.
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Description of Sodium Propionate

Sodium propionate is the sodium salt of propionic acid. It belongs to a group of compounds known as propionates. It is a type of food additive that is commonly used in animal nutrition. In animal nutrition, sodium propionate is primarily used as a preservative and a source of energy for livestock and poultry.

Application of Sodium Propionate

  • Acts as an effective preservative in animal feed, inhibiting the growth of mold and fungi, thereby extending the shelf life and preserving the quality of the feed
  • Serves as a readily available energy source for ruminants, supporting their metabolic needs and overall health, particularly during periods of high energy demand
  • Helps in maintaining the health of the gastrointestinal tract in animals
  • In dairy cows, it is used to prevent ketosis, especially during early lactation, by providing an additional energy source.
  • Strengthening the immune system in animals, aiding them in resisting infections and diseases more effectively
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