Once the mycotoxin challenges are identified, producers can then evaluate mycotoxin solution options. While preventing mycotoxins from entering animals' GI tracts through the consumption of contaminated feed is the ideal solution, livestock producers and animal health professionals can most readily and practically prevent their damage by using additives that block consumed toxin molecules from impacting epithelial tissues inside an animal's GI tract. These compounds should have two key characteristics: first, the structural makeup that enables targeting of toxins, then the ability to effectively sequester and usher targeted toxins through the entire GI system to be excreted instead of allowed to bind with soft tissues in the gut lining.
This combination is readily available in KALLSIL™, an enhanced zeolite mineral-based feed supplement that, among other benefits, helps reduce the negative effects of molds and mycotoxins when an animal consumes contaminated feed. Importantly, KALLSIL provides broad-spectrum fungal metabolite control, with minimal binding of vitamins and minerals in feed, thereby supporting livestock and poultry performance. More information on KALLSIL and managing molds and mycotoxins is available online at Kemin.com/KALLSIL.
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