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Participation in Forum on May 11, 2023
Thank you for the clarification. I assume the linked report from USDA shows that you can use ascorbic acid for that purpose:,The%20reaction%20is%20very%20fast.
Participation in Forum on May 11, 2023
If the pH of water is above neutral (7), for whatever reason - and you want to bring it back to pH 7, you can use any approved acid (organic or inorganic) to lower the pH. Please note that ascorbic acid is a very mild acid, as such higher dosages may be needed, compared to e.g. formic acid or phosphoric acid.
Participation in Forum on June 3, 2021
Dear Oguejiofor, sodium diformate itself has no pKa value, since it is a salt of an organic acid. Since the molecule splits inside the GI-tract of the animal into formic acid and sodium formate, you can say that parts of the molecule have the pKa of formic acid, which is ~3.8.
Participation in Forum on March 4, 2019
Sodium diformate is available in Nigeria; and has been tested there already - for instance in layers. Please get in touch with us via for further information.
Participation in Forum on November 7, 2018
Dear Mr. Satti,formic acid is volatile and not really temperature stable. Furthermore, if you want to add this acid post-pelleting, which I assume since you mention a gel-base, I would assume that leaching might be an issue - shrimp, as you know, need quite some time until the pellet is ingested. As such I'm not sure that relevant amounts of the acid would reach the shrimp. I am therefore more in ...
Participation in Forum on November 5, 2018
Dear Indira, it is best if you get in touch with my colleague from India, Dr. Anant Deshpande, directly. Please contact him via Thank you!
Participation in Forum on October 2, 2018
Dear Dr. Francis, dear Dr. Banerjee,There has been numerous information on the use of KDF in various fish and shrimp species since several years. The trial reported above is yet another study, this time reporting the impact of the additive under field conditions in tilapia with a bacterial stressor. You will certainly agree with me that it is always tricky to establish completely randomized design ...
Article published the August 22, 2018
First published at the 18th ISFNF conference (International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding), in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, from 3rd to 7th June 2018.Introduction:Global production of farmed tilapia in more than 140 countries exceeded 5.7 million t in 2017, an increase of almost 130 percent in ten years. This tremendous growth in production requires high-quality fish feeds. Dietary ...
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Article published the August 21, 2018
Potassium diformate (KDF) is a specifically conjugated acid double-salt, patented by ADDCON and traded as FORMI on the European and world-market. Potassium diformate has been approved in the European Union as a non-antibiotic growth promoter for use in diets for piglets, growing-finishing pigs and in sows. It was also registered as the first replacement for in-feed antibiotics world-wide. Previous ...
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Participation in Forum on July 4, 2018
I can only agree that one tends to overestimate the impact of water acidification in Salmonella control. Sure, it is one part of the concept to combat Salmonella. At least in Europe, the chances of introducing Salmonella into broilers via feed and water are minimal. That doesn't mean that biosecurity measures in those vectors shall be neglected (we are using formic acid based acidifiers in the dri ...
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