Re: Forum: Use of Toxin Binders in livestock industry
Thanks for your valued comments and an overwhelming response to this topic of concern.
To share my experience with Aflabond, it has taught a lot of practical things about the role of an ideal toxin binder. One of the most relevant observation has been that the quality of grain being used is not the sole deciding factor to add a toxin binder. Once the finished feed leaves the feedmill, it goes to the end consumers warehouse, where the actual problem starts. You can find all the predisposing factors viz. insects, rodents, moisture, fungal and bacterial sources etc. inside the place. Also, the fungal spores already present in the ready feed from the crop stage, get the right opportunity to get vegetative. Therefore, the best grain loses all the vigor in due course of time!
We have observed with Aflabond that in its presence, these etiological agents failed to act, or predispose for a fungal augmentation process.
The volatile free acids in closed bags make it completely inaccessible to the rodents and insects (which coated acids failed to offer).
The acidic pH does not support the growth of potential bacteria and maturation of spores etc. Also, it is a good gut acidifier after consumption.
Whatever toxins are there, these get removed by adsorption to the triple- kilned HSCAS, which offers an immense surface area.
In a sense, Aflabond has proven to be a four pronged strategy... Fungus Killer, Fungus Inhibitor, Toxin Binder and Gut acidifer.
Lastly, I wish to disillusion a misnomer common in the farmers, that toxin binders are useful only in poultry. We have an immense experience with Aflabond in other species to share as well... in the dairies of Saudi Arabia for reducing mytoxins in milk, and in swines in the CIS.
Hope that these marketing experiences would give valuable insight to the readers.