SalClean™ is applied for the reduction of harmful pathogens, especially Gram-negative Enterobacteria (like Salmonella spp and E. coli) in stored feed and in the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) of monogastrics. It is an exceptional, well-balanced acidifier-mixture with synergistic botanical compounds. This powerful and convenient combination (of most bactericidal, low-corrosive organic acids and essential oils) enables a continuous control of gut pathogens who remain a costly occurrence for producers. Organic acids beneficially lower the pH in feed, in GIT and inside the pathogenic cell. This also facilitates the animal’s secretion and activation of more gastric-pancreatic digestive enzymes. Organic acids also help reduce the production of ammonia and other growth-depressing microbial metabolites. In particular, benzoic acid has a superior positive-modulating effect on microfloral composition and thus gut morphology as well (epithelial adsorption surface). It is in fact the only acid that really erases harmful yeasts effectively Benzoic acid increases the total nutrient utilization resulting in a higher daily growth, improved FCR and more delivered 1st quality-grade produced carcasses and meat. Furthermore, in swine diets benzoic acid acts as a powerful appetizer in ameliorating feed consumption.
Essential oils or phytogenics make pathogens’ cell membranes more permeable so that undissociated organic acids may enter the bacteria more easily and provoke microbial cell death. The botanical thymol stimulates the excretion of endogenous digestive enzymes, so that less undigested substrate will be available to pathogens for fermentation (e.g. into toxic biogenic amines) which is known to cause diarrhoea and consequently wet litter (e.g. piglets around weaning). These natural growth promoters (NGPs) have substantial antioxidant, -but also organoleptic features which help increase feed acceptance and thus daily consumption.
The synergy in SalClean™ prevents microbial proliferation of especially Gram-negative species like Salmonella, E.coli, Klebsiella but also Campylobacter. Furthermore, desirable effects have been described in tests for the Gram-positive species of Streptococci and Clostridia. The additional inhibition of detrimental yeasts and moulds makes SalClean™ also suitable for feed preservation. SalClean™ has specific microbial targets and, because of its pH-lowering effect, does not affect the beneficial microbial populations such as Lactobacili, Bifidobacteria or even commercial probiotic preparations (e.g. E. faecium)