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Can anyone provide in-put on characteristic differentiation between "Bentonite and Hydrated Sodium Calcium Alumino Silicate (HSCAS)" Both product's pro's n con's in use for Poultry & Cattle Feed as Toxin Binder

Apurva Mehta
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January 12, 2019
Please discuss about difference between hsc as and bentonite for feed.
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz
Agro Engineer Zootechnist. Product Line Manager Vegetable Oil & Animal Feed Divisions
January 16, 2019
I would like to share my previous experience in the use of both materials in Poultry Feed.

Bentonite has been used in the past as an ingredient to agglutinate other ingredients in the formulation. This was used mainly in formulas difficult to pelletize having a certain quantities of by-products instead cereals.

HSCAS later were introduced as an aflatoxin binder due to the high cationic interchange characteristic of this material with the toxins.

Neither of both materials provide any nutritional benefits to the formulation such as protein, energy, etc. They are tempted to be used as ingredients to make produce "safer" and better quality (physical) pellets.

syed mehdi syed mehdi
Brand Manager
July 6, 2020

Enrique Diaz can you provide any formulation of HSCAS PRODUCTS?

June 19, 2019

Clinoptilolite and Phyllosilicate are broader classifications of naturally occurring materials.

Na/Ca bentonite is a part of phyllosilicate, however, it is safe to call all natural materials under HSCAS.

August 10, 2020

Yes, would like to know the pros and cons of Bentonite versus Hscas
Also like to know which one is better.

syed mehdi syed mehdi
Brand Manager
August 12, 2020
Deepak Singh yes kindly share which one is better in action against mycotoxins
Muhammad Salman Akram Muhammad Salman Akram
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
December 2, 2021

We are using bentonite in our toxin binder and we are getting best results.

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