1,2-Propanediol is mainly applied in feed for ruminants, and particularly dairy cattle. In the first 100 days of their lactation period, dairy cattle frequently suffer from extreme energy deficiency due to a lack of glyconeogenesis substrate. Acting as a glycoplast, 1,2-Propanediol in this instance forms the preliminary stage of glucose formation, eliminating or at least reducing the level of metabolic energy deficiency.
1,2-Propanediol may also serve to boost the energy content of pig and poultry feed, and it may also be used as a dog-food preservative. Moreover, the product properties of 1,2-Propanediol make it suitable for use as a technical additive in other applications, e.g., as a dust bonding or anti-foaming agent, or as an anti-freeze for drinking-water pipes.
1,2-Propanediol (propylene glycol) USP is an alcohol.
1,2-Propanediol is sprayed into the feed like other liquid components. 1,2-Propanediol is used
- to boost the energy content in feed for dairy cows,
- as a dog-food preservative,
- for dust bonding or anti-foaming agent, and
- as an anti-freeze for drinking-water pipes.