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ACTIVATE® Nutritional Feed Acids

ACTIVATE® Nutritional Feed Acids are powerful organic acid-containing acidifiers that optimize the pH of the intestines to positively impact the gut environment.

Pathogen risk reduction in dry or liquid form

Learn how to apply ACTIVATE® Nutritional Feed Acids to premixes and finished feeds to complement your biosecurity program.

Organic Acids Supporting Gut Health

Pathogens can enter animals through water and feed. Gut health is essential to overall animal health, but pigs are exposed to pathogenic bacteria throughout their lives, putting their gut health at risk.

ACTIVATE® Nutritional Feed Acids are a blend of organic acids and HMTBa that support gut health by helping balance intestinal flora, and aiding in digestion by altering the intracellular pH of bacteria itself.

Available as a liquid for water or dry for use in feed, these additives are designed to support biosecurity programs and sanitation goals.

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ACTIVATE® Nutritional Feed Acids for Piglets

A piglet’s gut is sensitive to the slightest changes, meaning pathogens can wreak havoc on development if given the chance.

Research has shown piglets fed ACTIVATE® Nutritional Feed Acids under challenge conditions saw:

  • Better average daily gain
  • Better feed-to-gain ratio
  • Reduced pathogenic bacteria and increased beneficial bacteria

These feed acids also helps bolster pepsin activation and protein digestion.

ACTIVATE® Nutritional Feed Acid



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Product Availability

ACTIVATE® DA Nutritional Feed Acid

ACTIVATE® DA Nutritional Feed Acid is a combination of dry, granular organic acids and methionine hydroxy analogue (HMTBa) that can be easily applied to premixes and finished feeds.


ACTIVATE® WD Max Nutritional Feed Acid

ACTIVATE® WD Max Nutritional Feed Acid is a liquid blend of organic acids combined with methionine hydroxy analogue, HMTBa, shown to lower the pH of drinking water to reduce pathogen growth and support gut health.

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