As an organic acid feed additive, potassium diformate has been widely used because it can maintain the acidic environment of the intestinal tract, inhibit the reproduction of harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella, and has no adverse effect on animals.
Properties of Potassium Diformate:
Formic acid is the most acidic organic acid under the same quality. Adding it to pig feed can inhibit harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract and promote animal health. Potassium diformate is an organic acid salt, which is a white or slightly yellow crystal composed of 2 formate ions and 1 potassium ion, easily soluble in water, dry and tasteless. Potassium diformate is stable in an acidic environment and decomposes into formate and formic acid under neutral or alkaline conditions, and releases hydrogen ions. Simply put, formic acid is able to pass through the bacterial cell wall and drop the pH inside the cell.
Application of potassium diformate in feed:
Adding potassium diformate to the feed can reduce the pH value of the diet and the gastrointestinal tract, inhibit the mildew of the feed, and maintain the freshness of the feed. Potassium diformate provides potassium ions for the animal body, which can effectively adjust the tissue osmotic pressure and acid-base balance to improve nutrient utilization.
Safe to promote growth, continuous good absorption:
Scientists believe that the feed acidifier potassium diformate can indeed replace antibiotics as a green antibacterial growth promoter, which can improve animal health and growth performance. It plays a dual role in the digestive tract, both as an acidifier and as an antibacterial. On the one hand, it can reduce the pH value of animal gastrointestinal tract and improve the absorption rate of dietary nutrients. On the other hand, it can specifically inhibit harmful bacteria in the rear part of the digestive tract, and has a promoting effect on Gram-positive bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.