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Amino acids

Amino acids for animals, or aminocarboxylic acids, are organic compounds in the molecule of which there are both carboxyl (COOH) and amine (NH2-) groups, which allows them, like other amphoteric compounds, to dissociate. They can be considered as derivatives of carboxylic acids, where amine groups replace one or more hydrogen atoms. These important compounds are the building blocks for proteins. 

The composition of amino acids

Among the two hundred amino acids known to science, only 26 are part of proteins. They are divided into two main categories: interchangeable (which the body is able to synthesize on its own) and irreplaceable (which the body is either unable to synthesize or does so in insufficient quantities). 

Interchangeable amino acids

Interchangeable amino acids are formed inside the body of animals by metabolism from other amino acids and compounds. In the rumen of ruminants, bacteria and microorganisms transform fiber and polysaccharides into volatile fatty acids, produce vitamins and even protein from simple nitrogenous compounds. Consequently, the issue of providing ruminants with protein, including amino acids, is mainly solved by ingesting any source of protein and even nitrogenous non-protein substances into the body.

Many unicellular animals have developed various amino acid synthesis abilities over the course of a long evolutionary process. For example, pigs have the ability to synthesize alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glycine, histidine, glutamic acid and others.

Essential amino acids

Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body or are not synthesized in sufficient volume to meet the needs of the body. In pigs, such amino acids are lysine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, phenylalanine, leucine, isoleucine and valine. Even the absence of one of them (for birds it is: arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan) can lead to impaired functioning of the body and even death.

Classification of amino acids

Amino acids for animals are classified according to their importance in animal nutrition. The first, most important, limiting amino acid for growing pigs is lysine, and for broilers – methionine. Minor limiting amino acids include threonine and lysine, respectively. The amino acids of the third importance are tryptophan and threonine, respectively.

The benefits of using amino acids

Key limiting amino acids can be provided to animals as part of feeds produced by microbiological fermentation based on molasses, sugar and other components, or in the form of protein feed mixtures.

When using compound feeds with a deficiency of certain essential amino acids for single-gastric animals, diseases caused by malnutrition often occur. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure the balance of all essential amino acids in feed, for which synthetic amino acids are introduced. Feeds containing a sufficient amount and the correct ratio of essential amino acids have high-grade proteins, while feeds with insufficient content of essential amino acids are considered defective.

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