In addition, digestion is supported by reducing the stomach pH. The buffered acids used in Selko-pH improve the microbial balance in the gastrointestinal tract. The overall result of Selko-pH is a positive effect on pigs gut health and performance.
The health status of pig farms has a strong influence on the farm’s financial results. A healthy microbial balance is crucial for optimal feed utilisation and animal performance.
The positive effect of Selko-pH on performance is achieved in 3 steps.
Water is the most crucial nutrient for animals. The synergistic blend of free organic acids in Selko-pH effectively reduces water pH. Analyses carried out in the Selko laboratory show that application of Selko-pH reduces the pH-value of drinking water to around 3.8.
The synergistic blend of free organic acids in Selko pH reduces the pH in the pig’s stomach. This leads to improved feed digestion and maintains a stable microbiota. The pH reducing effect is particularly important for young animals, as the pH in their stomachs is relatively high.
Piglets are especially vulnerable at the start of the production phase, when their intestinal flora is still developing. The buffered organic acids in Selko-pH help to maintain a stable intestinal microbiota, thereby giving these young animals a good start.