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The use of organic acids in animal nutrition , with special focus on dietary potassium diformate under European and AustralAsian conditions

  title={The use of organic acids in animal nutrition , with special focus on dietary potassium diformate under European and AustralAsian conditions},
  author={Christian L{\"u}ckst{\"a}dt and Steve Mellor},
The application of organic acids and their salts to diets for pigs has been studied extensively. They have proved especially effective in maintaining growth performance since the ban on antibiotic growth promoters came into effect in Europe in 2006. Numerous trials have demonstrated their mode and magnitude of action and have established effective doses for piglets, fattening pigs and sows. The use of formic acid and its double potassium salt in particular have been the subject of intense… 

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