12/08/2013 09:29

Glycerol is a byprodcut of colza oil production. It is used in nutrition of the dairy cattle during peripartal period and lactation for:

  • Energy deficit decrease
  • Ketose prevention and ketose/ketoacidosis treatment
  • As a glucose precursor
  • As a remedy for total health and body condition maintaining
  • As a remedy for stabilization of the production
  • As a full and perfect substitute of propylene glycol (1:1)

Glycerol is present as a part of the complexes (for example triacylglycerols) in the body. It plays a significant role within the processes of energy metabolism as well as within the production of milk fat.

Animals prefer to eat exogenous glycerol because of its sweet taste.

Mechanism of acting:

Glycerol, as a glucoplastic substance acts in the gluconeogenetic process with its final product-glucose. As an additive form of energy, it helps to prevent the body fat supplies from degradation (lipomobilization). This prevents NEFA from increasing (risk of steatosis) and prevents the body from ketosis and ketoacidosis incidence.  Decrease of the negative energy metabolism provided by glycerol acts preventively against weight loss and contributes to the body condition maintaince, production, as well as to the total health of the animals. Because of its sweet taste, Aketol makes TMR more attractive to the animals and increases the dry matter intake.