Figure 1. In vitro total binding efficiency (TBE) of enhanced zeolite applied at an equivalent of 2 lbs./ton towards aflatoxin, fumonisin, T-2 toxin and zearalenone. For all toxins, 100% = 3 ppm.
As expected, enhanced zeolite showed extremely efficient binding for aflatoxin. Enhanced zeolite TBE was 55.2% for fumonisin, 47.4% for T-2 toxin and 34.1% of zearalenone. Overall, in vitro TBE of enhanced zeolite was broad-spectrum, showing binding for aflatoxins as well as three of the four Fusarium toxins evaluated in the study. Additionally, binding efficiency of enhanced zeolite was strong even at a low inclusion level.
Use of aluminosilicate feed additives can help producers manage mycotoxin contaminated grains to improve the health and performance of livestock and poultry. However, producers must recognize not all aluminosilicates have equal efficacy. KALLSIL™ – an enhanced zeolite mineral flow agent – is designed to reduce performance losses associated with fungal metabolites found in livestock and poultry operations.8 Importantly, KALLSIL provides broad-spectrum fungal metabolite control to improve feed quality and has minimal binding of vitamins and minerals in feed. More information is available online at Kemin.com/KALLSIL.
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7Comparative in vitro binding efficiency of two common feed additives towards mycotoxins present in livestock and poultry feeds, INF-2018-00069.
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