patented activated clay on laying hens performances

Forum: Effects of a patented activated clay on laying hens performances

Published on: 10/16/2012
Author/s : Gaelle Benzoni, Alain Guyonvarch (IN VIVO NSA), Danièle MARZIN(NEOVIA)
Introduction With the increase of microbes resistance, the use of antibiotics as growth promoters is decreasing worldwide. As a consequence, there is a need for alternative products able to maintain production performances without antibiotics. In this context, a trial was conducted on laying hens to evaluate the effects of a patented activated clay (B-Safe).  Material and methods   ...
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Desalew Tadesese Desalew Tadesese
Tropical Animal Production and Health
October 16, 2012
Dear Authors,
Thank you all for your informative work for the scientific community. My comment goes that you had better included more information b-safe at introdution part of your this article. To me particularly, it quiet new to hear about B- safe. Would you tell me about it more about the source preparation and mechanisms of improving layeing performances of B-Safe?


with kindest regards

Desalew Tadesse
Mekelle University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ethiopia
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Dr.P.V.Dhar Dr.P.V.Dhar
Commercial Manager
October 17, 2012
Excellent. looking for larger commercial trials
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Maheswar Rath Maheswar Rath
BVSc &AH,MVSc &AH,poultry science, Ph.D. Poultry science
October 17, 2012

pl indicate the technical/biological reasons for supporting b-safe? Is it working at toxin binder or antibacterial element? Can i get the meaning of activated clay? how clay is activated pl expand the contains and mode of action for better results in birds which can reduce use of antibiotics in poultry feed.

I have results to say that the veg diet for poultry can be free from antibiotics which is doing well unlike diet with MBM,FM,DDG,Tallow etc .

May i get some comments sir?

dr m rath

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Marie-Laurence Le Ray Marie-Laurence Le Ray
Agro Engineer Zootechnist
October 22, 2012

Dear Dr Dhar, thank you for your comment.
Dear Desalew Tadesse and dear Dr Rath, thank you for your questions.

B-SAFE is an activated clay that means that during the manufacturing process there is an ion exchange. This ion exchange is highly controlled to obtain a positively charged entity (B-SAFE). Once in the gut there is an attraction between B-SAFE and the bacteria (negatively charged on their membranes) and this attraction disturbs the proper functionning of the bacteria membranes. B-SAFE acts as a modulator of the gut flora and this modulation allows good zootechnical results. There is no known effect of B-SAFE as a toxin binder, it is more a direct antimicrobial effect.
We have a lot of field trials in differents countries to say that B-SAFE can avoid antibiotics used as growth promoters and that B-SAFE improves performances in broilers and layers.
This poster has been published at Alternatives To Antibiotics symposium in Paris at the end of september.

Danièle MARZIN / Marie-Laurence LE RAY : B-SAFE product manager

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Maheswar Rath Maheswar Rath
BVSc &AH,MVSc &AH,poultry science, Ph.D. Poultry science
October 22, 2012

Good luck sir. It will be nice to avoid antibiotic use in poultry feed which would be economical. thank you for explaining the concept adopted . dr rathm

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Pat Banjo Pat Banjo
Animal Nutritionist
November 7, 2012

What is the difference between activated clay and activated charcoal? Any possible difference(s) in their functions and mode of action?

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Marie-Laurence Le Ray Marie-Laurence Le Ray
Agro Engineer Zootechnist
November 20, 2012

Dear Pat Banjo, charcoal and B-SAFE have probably different functions and modes of action. B-SAFE is activated by copper: a very low level of copper is enough to have antimicrobial activity of B-SAFE because of the localisation of copper at the surface of the clay (very thin particules size).
Generally charcoal is more used to bind toxins and this is not the target of B-SAFE. B-SAFE acts more on bacteria and is more a modulator of the gut flora.

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Maheswar Rath Maheswar Rath
BVSc &AH,MVSc &AH,poultry science, Ph.D. Poultry science
November 21, 2012

It is a good concept if it clicks for controlling the bacterial infection . Time will pave the way and we are working with all positive thoughts. Poultry get copper as a part of trace mineral along with others in layer and broiler diet. If clay -with copper charging may be more helpful for bird?It is a good way to withdraw antibiotics in poultry feed if used. Nowadays many veg feeds do not have antibiotics in feed. Drrathm

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February 14, 2013

The information is excellent, a country like Pakistan where we are looking for antibiotic free diet for broiler, particularly in the last phase of production, will be helpful for the producer.

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Sergio Velez Sergio Velez
Animal Nutritionist
May 6, 2013

Given the explanation for the mechanism of action of the commercial product perhaps then the control group should have included a copper source ( such as Copper sulphate, for instance) instead of an antibiotic.

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May 7, 2013
Add coated acids... it will give a better performance.
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Koot van der Walt Koot van der Walt
Marketing Director
July 22, 2013
Sounds great do you have a South African Distributor?
Please explain the differt results between B-safe and an Acidifier.
Most gratefull
koot van der walt
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July 4, 2019
How should someone use BSAFE in pullets
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