Calcium Propionate

Calcium Propionate

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Calcium Propionate

NUTRIVET-CAP is the brand of Titan Biotech Ltd. Calcium Propionate which is a calcium salt of propionic acid formed by the reaction of Calcium Hydroxide & Propionic Acid. Calcium Propionate is used to reduce the possibility of mold & aerobic sporulating bacterial development in feeds. It maintains the nutritive value & elongates the period of feed products can be used leads in extending the shelf life of animal feed.

Calcium Propionate – volatile small, high temperature, animal adaptation and suitable for a variety of animal feed use.

Note: It is a GRAS approved food preservative. **Generally Recognized as Safe by FDA (As per cGMP 21CFR Para184.1081

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Advantages of Calcium Propionate:


  • Free-flowing powder, which blends easily with feeds.
  • Non-toxic to animals.
  • Does not have harsh odor.
  • Prolongs the shelf-life of feeds.
  • Prevents molds from changing the composition of feeds.
  • Protects livestock and poultry from being fed poisonous molds.

Recommended Dosage of Calcium Propionate


  • Recommended dose is about 110-115gm/day per animal.
  • Recommended doses for the administration of Calcium Propionate in Pigs 30gm/Kg diet per day & for Ruminants 40gm/Kg diet per day.
  • It can be used for the treatment of acetonaemia (Ketosis) in dairy cattle.

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Calcium Propionate – Animal Feed Supplements


  • Higher milk yield (peak milk and/or milk persistency).
  • Increase in milk components (protein and/or fats).
  • Greater dry matter intake.
  • Increase calcium concentration & prevents acture hypocalcemia.
  • Stimulates rumen microbial synthesis of protein and/or volatile fatty (VFA) production results in improving the animal appetite.
  • Stabilize rumen environment and pH.
  • Improve growth (gain and feed efficiency).
  • Reduce heat stress effects.
  • Increase digestion in the digestive tract.
  • Improve health (such as less ketosis, reduce acidosis, or improve immune response.
  • It acts as a useful aid in preventing milk fever in cows.

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Poultry Feed & Live Stock Management:

  • Calcium Propionate acts as a mold inhibitor, extend the shelf life of feed, helps inhibits aflatoxin production, helps in preventing second fermentation in silage, helps in improving deteriorated feed quality.
  • For poultry feed supplementation, the recommended doses of Calcium Propionate is from 2.0 – 8.0 gm/kg diet.
  • The amount of calcium Propionate used in livestock depends on the moisture content of the material being protected. Typical dosages range from 1.0 – 3.0 kg/ton of feed.

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