Effect of dietary sodium diformate on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, gut health and profitability in broilers

Published on: 10/19/2015
Author/s : Christian Lückstädt

Abstract Dietary formic acid and its salts act against pathogens, helping to decrease pressure on the immune system and improving nutrient digestibility. The use of the double sodium salt of formic acid, with the same antimicrobial properties as formic acid, but with improved handling properties, has become more prevalent in poultry diets. In a trial conducted at a research farm in Taiwan, sodium...

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vijay savaliya vijay savaliya
Animal Health Technologist
October 19, 2015
can we provide 0.3% NaDF with the enzymes as a stabilizer??? and is that effective for broilers???
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Christian Lückstädt Christian Lückstädt
Animal Nutritionist
October 19, 2015
Dear Vijay,
combination of organic acids and enzymes is often a good idea - in the case of phytase and organic acids it even works synergistically, as the phytase has an optimum pH which is acidic. Therefore I would assume that the combination is effective. What type of enzymes do you plan to use? And what do you mean with stabilizer? Sodium diformate is used without any additional stabilizers in broiler feed.
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vijay savaliya vijay savaliya
Animal Health Technologist
October 19, 2015
Dear Sir
I just want to try NaDF with enzymes like[ Xylanase,cellulase , phytase and protease]. And can we try this combination with powder form? Enzymes have their activities and with different temp/pH they are not stabilize and also for microbial contents can affect to product so I meant for stabilizer
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Christian Lückstädt Christian Lückstädt
Animal Nutritionist
October 19, 2015
Dear Vijay,
thanks for the update! Yes, you can combine the above listed enzymes with NaDF, however I would do this in the feed only. We have not tested the storage of a blend of acids and enzymes over time, thus I cant recommend whether such a mixture is stable on its own. In case you have further detailed questions you may contact me via christian.lueckstaedt@addcon.com
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malay addhya malay addhya
Student
October 19, 2015
WHAT AMOUNT NADF IS USED IN FEED
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Christian Lückstädt Christian Lückstädt
Animal Nutritionist
October 20, 2015
Dear Malay,
in poultry feed usually between 1-2 kg/t. In case of bacterial challenge the dosage shall be increased to 3 kg/t. If you want to know more about the use of NaDF in India, please contact Dr. Anant Deshpande under anant.deshpande@addcon.com
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Dr Nadeem Murtaza Dr Nadeem Murtaza
doctor of veterinary medicine
October 25, 2015
Nadf is available in liquid form as a commercial form. Dear christian.
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Christian Lückstädt Christian Lückstädt
Animal Nutritionist
October 26, 2015
Dear Dr. Murtaza,
that would surprise me! Sodium diformate is a mixture of formic acid and sodium formate bound together by a hydrogen bound, thus the conncetion can be only in-tact in a dry state. In a liquid state that bound would be not available; as such in a liquid form the product would be a regular mixture of formic acid and sodium formate.
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