The principle of potassium diformate for promoting animal growth

Pigs can not be fed solely with feed to promote growth. Simply feeding feed can not meet the nutrient requirements of growing pigs, but also cause waste of resources. In order to maintain balanced nutrition and good immunity of pigs, the process from improving intestinal environment to digestion and absorption is from the inside out, which is to realize that potassium formate can replace antibiotics safely and without residue.

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The important reason why potassium dicarboxylate is added to pig feed as a growth promoting agent is its safety and antibacterial effect, both based on its simple and unique molecular structure.

The action mechanism of potassium diformate is mainly the action of small organic acid formic acid and potassium ion, which is also the basic consideration of EU approval of potassium dicarboxylate as an antibiotic substitute.

Potassium ions in animals are constantly exchanged between cells and body fluids to maintain dynamic balance. Potassium is the main cation that maintains the physiological activities of cells. It plays an important role in maintaining the normal osmotic pressure and acid-base balance of the body, participating in sugar and protein metabolism, and ensuring the normal function of neuromuscular system.

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Potassium formate reduces the content of amine and ammonium in intestinal tract, reduces the utilization of protein, sugar, starch, etc. by intestinal microorganisms, saves nutrition, and reduces costs.

It is also important to produce green non resistant feed and reduce environmental emissions. The main components of potassium dicarboxylate, formic acid and potassium formate, are naturally present in nature or in pig intestines. Eventually (oxidative metabolism in the liver), they are decomposed into carbon dioxide and water, which can be fully biodegradable, reduce the excretion of nitrogen and phosphorus from pathogenic bacteria and animals, and effectively purify the animal growth environment.

Potassium diformate is a derivative of simple organic acid formic acid. It has no structure similar to carcinogen and will not produce bacterial resistance. It can promote the digestion and absorption of protein and energy by animals, improve the digestion and absorption of nitrogen, phosphorus and other trace components by animals, and significantly increase the daily weight gain and feed conversion rate of pigs.

At present, the commonly used feed additives in China can be broadly divided into nutritional feed additives, general feed additives and pharmaceutical feed additives in terms of function. In the era of “anti drug prohibition order”, antibiotic growth promoters containing drugs will also be banned. Potassium diformate is recognized by the market as a healthy, green and safe feed additive to replace antibiotics.