Animal Feed Encyclopedia - Inositol
Inositol is a white crystal or crystalline powder, it is odorless, sweet, stable in the air; and easily soluble in water, insoluble in ether and chloroform. It exists in nine possible isomers in general animals. plant and microbial tissues. Classified as a member of the B complex vitamins. It is an important source of nutrition for birds, aquatic animals and mammals. It has a positive promoting effect on the growth and development of animals - it can increase appetite, promote cell metabolism and growth and development. It is manufactured by the body in quantities considered sufficient to maintain good health and classified as one of the essentials.
Inositol is rich in fibrous foods such as corn, vegetables oranges, apples, berries and raisins. Whole grain oats, whole grain bread, brown rice, walnuts, almonds, pecans and sunflower seeds. However, the content of inositol is low and the production cost is low.
At present, most inositol is produced by enzymatic synthesis of inositol. This method can reduce the waste water generated in the production process by 90% compared with the traditional method, and reduce energy consumption by 50%, which is feasible for large-scale production. And after the inositol is extracted, the by-products can be used to realize green cycle production.
Now the effect of inositol is generally reflected in the feed. Next, let me introduce the application and efficacy of inositol in various feeds.
1. Application and efficacy of inositol in aquatic feed
Adding inositol to aquatic feed can improve feed efficiency; it can resist fatty liver and promote growth in the biological metabolism of aquatic animals. It can improve the survival rate and growth rate of aquatic animals, avoid death and increase body weight.
A. Adding inositol to aquatic feed can prevent carps from skin lesions, skin surface bleeding and fin erosion, thereby avoiding death due to lack of inositol.
B. Addition of myo-inositol to aquafeeds improves growth rate and rapid growth in aquatic animals such as hybrid tilapia, parrot fish, trevally, black bream, perch, toothfish, channel catfish, grass carp, salmon, eel and sharp-nose bass Heavy.
C. Adding inositol to aquatic feed can improve the digestive function of aquatic animals and enhance immunity.
2. Application and efficacy of inositol in large livestock feed
A. Appropriate addition of inositol in the feed can promote the appetite of dairy cows, regulate the metabolism of dairy cows, promote milk synthesis and secretion, and increase milk production;
B. Appropriate addition of inositol in feed can improve the digestion, absorption and utilization of nutrients in dairy cow feed, and increase nutrient absorption;
C. Appropriately adding inositol in the feed can increase the content of fat, protein and lactose in the milk, thereby improving the quality of the milk
3. Application and efficacy of inositol in economical animal feed
Because inositol can promote hair growth, adding an appropriate amount of inositol to the feed of economic animals can make the hair of economic animals grow thicker and improve the quality of fur, thereby increasing the economic benefits of farmers.