The role of calcium formate is mainly achieved by the decomposition of formic acid in the stomach environment. Its function is similar to that of potassium diformate.
(1) lowering the pH of the gastrointestinal tract, facilitating the activation of pepsinogen and compensating the digestive enzymes in the stomach of piglets. Insufficient secretion of hydrochloric acid, improve the digestibility of feed nutrients, prevent the growth and reproduction of E. coli and other pathogenic bacteria, and promote the growth of some beneficial bacteria such as lactobacilli. Beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus can cover the intestinal mucosa from the invasion of toxins produced by Escherichia coli, thereby preventing the occurrence of diarrhea associated with bacterial infection.
(2) Formic acid as an organic acid can act as a chelating agent in the digestion process, and can promote intestinal absorption of minerals.
In addition, calcium formate is a new type of feed additive newly developed at home and abroad. It is widely used as a sour agent and can replace calcium propionate as an antiseptic and antifungal agent. It is suitable for use in various animal feeds and assists feed. Digestion and absorption and other functions. It is especially suitable for weaned piglets, which can affect the proliferation of intestinal microbes, activate pepsinogen, increase the energy utilization of natural metabolites, increase feed conversion rate, prevent diarrhea, diarrhea, increase the survival rate and daily weight gain rate of piglets; Calcium also has the effect of preventing mildew and keeping fresh.