When highly fermentable carbohydrates are fed, lactic acid is produced. Lactic acid can accumulate in the rumen depressing pH and damaging the rumen papillae. Megasphaera elsdenii utilizes lactic acid and converts it to volatile fatty acids, of which butyrate and propionate are the most prominent.
Butyrate is the main energy source for the rumen papillae supporting their growth and development. Optimizing energy intake and maintaining a stable and healthy rumen environment is critical for efficient utilization of feedstuffs by the animal to support production.
Lactipro advance® allows for a quicker and smoother transition on to high-concentrate diets by allowing cattle to reach their maximum potential for production.