Acidifying the drinking water can help to improve the quality of the ‘forgotten nutrient’. It not only increases the quality of the drinking water by lowering the bacterial load but it also can result in improved
performance of the animals.
When applying a product which has one single organic acid ingredient in drinking water, the pH decreases very quickly and if the dosage is too high, the pH can lower too much, leading to a negative result (lower water intake with decreased performance). Therefore choosing a product which has a synergistic formulation of multiple organic acids is more favorable. These organic acids have a superior buffering effect which makes the pH decrease slowly, has a greater antibacterial effect, is more palatable (tasteful) and is less corrosive compared with a single acid.