What is ABC pH?
ABC pH is a buffered blend of organic acids with copper and zinc. Acids included are Formic Acid, Propionic Acid, Lactic Acid and Acetic Acid.
The buffering of the acid blend enables it to be administered via the water without taking the pH too low (more on why this is important later).
Why Organic Acids?
Organic acids help to enhance gut heath in a variety of ways. Firstly, they help maintain a low gut pH; this in turn makes the gut environment inhospitable to pathogens. They also help promote the gut microflora with the maintenance of an acidic environment and can act as a feed source for some of the good gut bacteria. The blend of different acids also ensures that these acids can act all the way down the gastro-intestinal tract due to their varying pKa values.
How can ABC pH help control Salmonella?
Research has indicated that Formic Acid plays a key role in aiding the control of Salmonella but this is dependent on the amount of Formic Acid that reaches the lower gastro-intestinal tract. ABC pH has been specifically designed with an additional buffering capacity to ensure the maximum amount of Formic Acid can be administered to the bird without lowering the pH of the water too far.
Farm specific dose rates
ABC will carry out a farm specific acid titration to calculate the exact dose rate of ABC pH for your water to ensure the optimum level of product is administered to promote good gut health and aid in the control of salmonella.
If you want to know more, please contact Sophie on 01939 55502