BASF – FORMI (2003) - 2 stars
Alternative to feed antibiotics in pig breeding
Its efficiency is based on formic acid and formate.
FORMI® shows a strong anti microbial effect in the animals' gastro intestinal tract based on the acide
activity and the bacericidal and bacteriostatic effect of the acid anion. It targets undesirable germs such as salmonella
and E Coli, whose pathogenic potentials present a considerable health risk for the animal and also for humans via
contaminated products. Hence, FORMI® reduces the frequency of diarrhoea, particularly with weaned piglets and
improves the viatlity and performance capability of the animals.
FORMI® is a free flowing crystalline powder product, dry and odourless. It has low corrosiveness and minimises
damage to the feed mill equipment. During processing, it is not caustic and is dust-free. Potassium di formate is totally
biologically degradable and no environmentally unfreindly residues are exctreted.