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 is more effective in an acidic environment. Feeds and feed ingredients are generally slightly acidic (pH 6.0 or less), which helps in this regard.

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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