Sodium is an essential mineral to feed the animal. It can optimize dEB in feed, which allows for extra resistance to stressful situations (e.g. heat stress) and may raise the productive performance of the animals. Optimizing the dEB has shown to improve animal performance as measured by weight gain and feed conversion ratio (FCR). ProPhorce™ AC 299 increases dEB in the feed more efficiently than most other sodium sources.
Adjusting dEB by just 100-120 mEq/kg can give performance gains of 4-7%. What other feed additives can provide such significant performance enhancements at such low costs?
Electrolytes are integrally linked with fluid and acid-base balance in the organism. As such, they are part of mechanisms that affect such as bone density, heart and breathing rate , thirst, nutrient absorption in the intestine and more. No wonder optimizing their levels in feed has shown to improve weight gain, feed consumption and feed conversion ratio (FCR). (Borges et al., 2003, Nobakht et al., 2006, 2007)