Animal Feed
Propylene Glycol

Animal Feed

Palatable animal feed and efficient livestock management

Propylene glycol USP/EP (pharmaceutical grade) is the appropriate grade for this application due to its handling practices.

Propylene glycol USP/EP (pharmaceutical grade), with its inherent property of attracting water, helps keep animal feed moist, fresh and chewy - and thus easier for dogs and livestock to digest. This is of particular economic significance within the livestock industry.

In outdoor livestock farming, the addition of propylene glycol to the feed helps reduce the freezing point of the moisture present within the food, extending the usage of feed even at sub-zero temperatures. For cattle and poultry, (mono) propylene glycol USP/EP (pharmaceutical grade) in the feed is also a readily-available source of energy.

Propylene glycol in animal feed

Applications of propylene glycol USP/EP (pharmaceutical grade) as feed additive (E 490) include its use as a(n):

  • humectant to provide moisture and taste: " A humectant is a substance with the ability to attract and hold water in a formulation "
  • solvent, stabiliser and preservative to keep the feed suitable for longer use
  • additive for increased energy provision.

* not approved for use in cat food