Piglets have a fragile digestive tract, which is why Borregaard LignoTech has developed a specific blend for piglets, containing both lactic and formic acid.
Following extensive trials, SoftAcid has been found to have acceptable palatability, with dosages of up to 2% having no detrimental effect on feed uptake.
Data generated shows that SoftAcid is an effective product for the prevention of digestive problems, which results in a better utilisation of the feed and improved animal performance. It was also found to have a positive influence on the microbial population of the piglet's digestive system, resulting in a reduction in the number of coliform bacteria present in the small intestine.
- SoftAcid FL+
- Good digestibility effect
- Strong pH effect
- Strong antibacterial effect
- Low smell to avoid a drop in feed consumption
Table 1: Results from Feeding Trial in Denmark
|Product||Control||1.0% SoftAcid||1.5% SoftAcid||2.0% SoftAcid|
|No of groups||16||16||16||16|
|No of pigs||402||402||402||403|
|Daily gain, g||137||155||154||158|
|Daily intake feed, FUp||0.24||0.25||0.25||0.25|
|Daily gain, g||487||507||510||489|
|Daily intake feed, FUp||0.89||0.93||0.92||0.91|
|Daily gain, g||374||392||396||382|
|Daily intake, feed, FUp||0.68||0.71||0.70||0.70|
FUp – Feed Unit pig. One unit of FU=approx. 12.65 MJ/kg metabolic energy.