What is Kanters pH Support
Kanters pH Support is a product which is based on a synergetic combination of organic acids such as formic acid, propionic acid, acetic acid and lactic acid. In addition, Kanters pH Support contains the trace elements copper and zinc. The product is suitable for administering via the drinking water and liquid feed of production animals.
The effect of organic acids and mineral-chelates
Several studies have shown that organic acids such as formic acid and propionic acid have a positive influence on growth performance of pigs. In poultry, organic acids have made a great contribution to the profitability of production by affecting performance as well. In addition, organic acids have an antibacterial activity which is related to the reduction of pH value. The reduction of the gastrointestinal (GI) pH leads to increased gastric protein and amino acid digestibility which improves weight gain. The antimicrobial action of organic acids takes place in both the water and in the GI-tract of the animal. This happens mainly within the proximal part of the pigs’ GI-tract (stomach and small intestine) and the foregut of the chicken (crop, gizzard, and proventriculus). Copper and zinc both play an important role in diverse body processes. Addition of copper sulfate gives a limited absorption which makes them able to express their antimicrobial properties at the site of action: the intestine.
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