Optimal acidification to reach high performance
Organic acids clearly have the potential to improve the performance of the animals. Due to their multiple effects at physiological and cellular level, organic acids have a direct and indirect impact on digestive efficiency.
Two main organic acids form the backbone of the Novicid® product line:
- Formic acid is a short chain organic acid with a high pH-reducing potential and high MIC values for several bacteria. Due to the high number of atoms per weight unit, it forms the ideal choice for a strong pH reducing acid mix.
- Lactic acid originates from fermentation, is non-corrosive and very well accepted by the animal. This secures feed intake when high levels of acids are used. According to in house in vivo trial work and independent literature, lactic acid acts strongly against pathogenic E. Coli and is superior for the prevention of diarrhea.
In order to increase the efficiency of Novicid®, certain formulations are enriched with other compounds like benzoic acid, Medium Chain Fatty Acid, mono-esters of butyric acid or lauric acid to broaden the activity and obtain maximum functionality.