Thanks for the presentation, I would like to get a piece of advise on how I can treat and use our ordinary clay in toxin binding.
Dear Mr. Moses, First step is to send the clay to an independent laboratory to run the in vitro test of net adsorption capacity for the most important mycotoxins affecting the animals. Use a high dosage of the clay; the equivalent of 5 or 10 kg/ton of feed. If any of the results show an adsorption capacity higher than 70%, then run an in vivo experiment to confirm if the clay is really working in the animals. Regards, Douglas Zaviezo
Dear Mr. Zaviezo, Please estimate the possibility of combination of mycotoxin and pellet binding features. What could the minimum dosage be predicted in the case of such combination for clays or aluminocilicates? Thanks for your comments in advance, Dmitry Preobrazhenskiy DVM
Dear Mr. Preobrazhensky, Today most of the animal feeds are contaminated with more than one mycotoxin, therefore is even more difficult to prevent the toxic effects of all of them. Some combinations of micotoxins are synergistic, creating serious problems. In poultry a combination of Aflatoxin + ochratoxin or fumonisin or T-2 toxin or any combination of this four are really dangerous for the birds. In swine aflatoxin in combination with any Fusarium toxin ( DON, zearalenone, fumonisin, T-2 toxin) is extremely dangerous, since pigs are more sensitive to mycotoxins. There are some very effective (in vivo) alumosilicates to prevent and control aflatoxin; few are working at 2.5 - 3.0 kg/ton and the majority at about 5.0 kg/ton. If any of the Fusarium toxin is also present then you need to use purify and activated phylosilicates which are effective (in vivo) at 1.0 - 2.0 kg/ton. Most of the time the best solution is the combination of these two type of binders: 2.5 kg + 1.0 kg per metric ton. When you select a mycotoxin binder look for those with Target Organ Protection (TOP products) which are the most effective one. Regards, Douglas Zaviezo