Toxin Binders in livestock industry

Forum: Use of Toxin Binders in livestock industry

Published on: 06/24/2009
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Livestock enterprises faces the maximum loss is owed to the contamination of animal feed ingredients and compounded feeds by moulds and its toxic metabolites known as mycotoxin. Some of the primary toxigenic moulds and mycotoxins are indicated as following: Moulds Fusarium spp. Aspergillus spp. Penicillium spp. Mycotoxins Deoxynivalenol, Zearalenone, T-2 Toxin, Fumonisin, Monilifor...
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June 24, 2009

Congratulations for the timely article. Very few livestock producer give such importance to the quality of feed animal as we are concious to our own feed.
Animal productivity is directly dependent on keeping the animal health. mycotoxins present in animal feed is never taken seriously specially in third world. Mycotoxins are more active in animal feed as this food is not cooked and it is erved as it is.
This article will help creating awareness among livestock producers which will ultimately be in the benefit of farmers

June 24, 2009

Cholestyramine (CSM) has been shown in multiple studies to provide significant benefit to reduce symptoms and inflammatory markers in people exposed to interior environments of water-damaged buildings. Other toxin-binders, like activatded charcoal and bentonite clays, do not provide such benefit. The hypothesis is that CSM binds to toxins and inflammagens, interrupting the entero-hepatic recirculation. Do we know if dietary sources of mycotoxins can result in inflammatory changes from innate imunity (pro-inflamamtory cytokines, TGF beta-1 and C4a, for example) in animals? If so, does that mean we could be seeing entero-hepatic recirculation of mycotoxins from feed?
Ritch Shoemaker MD
Pocomoke Md

Dr. Karki Kedar Dr. Karki Kedar
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
June 25, 2009

Thanks for information about the Use of Toxin Binders in livestock industry.

June 25, 2009

Good article.Under primary mechanism through which mycotoxins affect animals,the details given are the symptoms and not the mechanism.These symptoms are because of action on different systems.

Ravinder Grewal Ravinder Grewal
Animal Nutritionist
June 27, 2009

The biggest issue about mycotoxins is there presence in milk. The level of mycotoxins in feed directly influence its level in the milk posing a serious threat to the health of children. Maize and rice bran are the biggest culprit. If maize is replaced with wheat in animal feed then the level of aflatoxin in milk was with in permissible limit. The toxin binder also helps in reducing the level in milk. More reasearch is needed for the effect of toxin binder on the absorption of nutrients especially minerals.

Segal Segal
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
June 27, 2009

Mycotoxins are critical in tropical countries, as the hot and humid climate encourage the production of mycotoxins. Immune-suppressed birds due to mycotoxins would not develop immunity following vaccination therefore remain susceptible to common viral infections like ND and IBDV or bacterial infection like E.Coli.

Oyedele Oyewumi Oyedele Oyewumi
Technical Marketing Manager
June 29, 2009

mycotoxin has been a serious headache of farmers in tropical region basically due to high temperature and humidity. the lower inclusion rate of this products makes it a good choice in africa. kindly give me further details about the product -prices, minimum quantity and other requirement to become your representative in Nigeria

April 27, 2019
Oyedele Oyewumi
July 1, 2009
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.
Ganesh Kumar Dahal Ganesh Kumar Dahal
Managing Director MDH Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.
July 2, 2009

Mycotoxins are matter of great concern in tropical countries for animals as well as for human beings. Several scientific studies have confirmed that mycotoxins residue is found in milk which is a threat to public health.

This article will help create awareness & understand benefit to dairy farmers to increase their farm production and consequently avoid public health hazards.

Overall a good article!

July 6, 2009

Very instructive article. Hight level of mycotoxins in feed is big problem in some of CIS countries. In this mater, Aflabond TM ( Montajat Vet.Pharmaceuticals ) have been recently used successfully in some swine farms in Belarus.

January 29, 2013

In the store where feeds are kept, only binders has been used successfully. But I need clarifications on which is the best? Charcoal or honey which can be able to protect the birds from toxins that are presents in the feed when ingested into the GIT of the animals precisely briolers?

February 11, 2013

How can a feed be formulated without toxins present in the feed already? That is no value for binders in the livestock industry.

Marcus Marcus
Regional Sales Manager
July 31, 2013
I think M TOX+/MMi is one of the best Toxin Binder
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