How do you know the rumen is too acidic? How do you know you are not making the rumen too alkaline?ToTheBones said:I also put it out free choice in a bowl. Baking soda is alkaline, and is supposed to keep the rumen from getting to acidic.
Actually, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) acts as a buffer. It will soak up a LOT of either acid or alkali before things swing too far from neutral; but is so mild that it won't swing things much itself. In fact, you can buy it in bulk from feed stores under names such as "digestive buffer" or variants on that theme.primroselane said:How do you know the rumen is too acidic? How do you know you are not making the rumen too alkaline?