Calculate the risk of acidosis of your cows
Use our online calculator to know the right sodium bicarbonate dosage for your rations
Find out which dosage of Bicar®Z can help improve your animals health and wellbeing
The physico-chemical characteristics of the rations (effective fiber, quantity and type of starch, forage-concentrate ratio, presence of silage, temperature, season, etc.) interfere, directly or by combined effects, on the ruminant's ability to regulate and maintain in the physiological range, the pH conditions of the rumen, the intestinal flows of rumen metabolites and the pH of the faeces.
Excess rumen metabolites and the intake of lactic acid with stored foods constitute what is called Ruminal Acidosis which in many cases induces a state of subclinical ruminal acidosis, with a consequent reduction in rumen efficiency, especially during summer.
Created in collaboration with the Institute of Food and Nutrition Sciences - Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, this calculator will help you determine the right amount of sodium bicarbonate to add into your ration.
This is a model for calculating the recommended and necessary amount of buffer (sodium bicarbonate) as a function of the adopted rationing parameters. The calculation is based on equations and algorithms derived from specialized bibliography and can therefore be considered a useful tool to monitor the risk of acidosis in order to be able to better manage it, also thanks to the integration of buffer substances. The values entered are standard for Italian food.
The obtained results are based on equations and algorithms taken from the specialized bibliography; It can therefore be considered as a useful tool to calculate the appropriate Bicar®Z dosage for your ration, for the sole purpose of providing a rough indication and without wanting in any way to replace and / or integrate the opinion of the veterinarian.