Organic acids for a good balance in pigs

Prevention is better than cure. With drinking water additives you can support your pigs during critical moments such as when they are starting up, around feed changes and during stress periods. Kanters has developed organic acid and mineral mixtures. An alternative to antibiotics as organic acids support the pigs’ resistance to a good balance.

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Good digestion is important for healthy pigs

Pigs are under great pressure to perform. Sows have to raise healthy piglets and finishing pigs are also top athletes. Digestion is important for getting all the nutrients out of the feed that they need to grow or give milk. If this is not done properly, resistance decreases and the animals get diarrhoea, which leads to high failure rates. How can this be prevented? Kanters explains.

How to recognise it

How to recognise digestion problems in the barn

If you walk around in the barn, you can tell when there are digestive problems. Diarrhea, limping pigs, lifeless pigs that don’t want to get up, but also ear and tail biting are signs that things are not going well in the house. Problems can be caused by diseases such as Salmonella, PRRS and PIA. You can reduce this disease pressure by keeping the digestion optimal, so you stimulate the resistance. Organic acids can help with this.

Cause & effect

Increased infection pressure leads to higher failure rates

High stocking densities lead to high disease pressure. This affects the health of pigs. The animal’s natural barrier, the stomach, protects the animal by killing off bacteria in the acidic environment. As soon as the stomach is not acidic enough, bacteria penetrate into the intestines, causing inflammation.

These bacteria in the bloodstream lead to weak animals, diarrhea, weak piglets and ultimately to mortality. Because the bacteria spread through the manure, the other pigs in the house also become ill. This can quickly lead to a high mortality rate or a high rejection rate at the slaughterhouse.


Ultimate acid provides balance in the animal

Organic acids are the solution for a good level of acidity in the stomach and therefore for good digestion.

Kanters has developed a drinking water supplement with organic acids supplemented with minerals. Our buffered and unbuffered organic acid mixtures ensure a good level of acidity in the stomach and therefore good digestion. This increases the pigs’ resistance so they don’t get sick.


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The solution for a good balance

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