Combination of acids to control enteropathogens both in feed and throughout the intestinal tract
Bact-a-cid is a combination of free carboxylic acids and their ammonium salts on a mineral carrier.
This combination ensures that the organic acids pass through the stomach to reach the small intestine and hindgut. Bact-a-cid particles become colonised by acidophilic commensal bacteria that release lactic and butyric acids into the gut lumen. This helps protect the animal’s gut from colonisation by enteropathogens such as, E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Clostridium.
Bact-a-cid helps to maintain a healthy gut in newly weaned piglets by supplementing natural acid secretions in the gut.
In growers and finishers Bact-a-cid reduces E. coli numbers in the small intestine, preventing damage to the villi, which are essential for nutrient absorption.
Bact-a-cid helps to maintain a lower gut pH, reducing the antagonistic effect of stress, and so ensuring that performance is maintained right through to slaughter.
The use of Bact-a-cid in sow rations reduces the background levels of E. coli, Salmonella etc. in the colon / rectum and so minimises horizontal transmission of pathogens to the suckling piglets via the sows’ faeces.
|Weaners / Growers < 35 kg||3kg/t *|
|Growers / Finishers >35 kg||2kg/t *|
|Gilts and Sows||2-3kg/t **|
* Where there is a high Salmonella challenge the inclusion rate should be increased by 1 to 2 kg/t until the problem is brought under control.
** Ideally Bact-a-cid at 2 kg/t should be fed to sows throughout the breeding cycle. Where this is not possible 3 kg/t should be fed from day 100 of gestation and throughout lactation.
Bact-a-cid is packed in 25kg pre-printed plastic bags.