What are Mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are poisonous compounds which are formed by various moulds and fungi belonging to the species of aspergillus, penicillium and fusarium. These globally found fungi grow on grain and crops under favorable temperature and moisture conditions. This can occur either on the field or after harvesting, i.e. during storage. Numerous other environmental factors are important in regard to the formation of mycotoxins. No matter what precautions you might take it is not always possible to prevent the contamination of grain and crops with mycotoxins.
Aflatoxin, Ochratoxin, Ergot, Fumonisin, Deoxynivalenol (DON) and Zearalenone (ZON).
What is a Mycotoxin Binder?
A Mycotoxin Binder is designed to bind too and nullify the negative effects of harmful Mycotoxins. A good Mycotoxin Binder will have a large surface area with a high adsorption affinity (binding molecules) for Mycotoxins. Almost all Mycotoxins Binders will contain some type of clay that does exactly this.
Bionit-S – Bionit-flyer
Bionit-S is a mineral feed additive derived from Bentonite Montmorillonite Clay with specific properties achieved by a special modification of its mineral surface. It has naturally high adsorption properties which make it perfect for attracting polar mycotoxins, protecting the health of animals by having a positive effect on the digestive process.
Bionit-S is a valuable management tool in todays intensive livestock systems. Bionit-S deactivates the undesirable substances within the animal’s digestive tract, protecting it from the damaging effects of the toxins and relieving the burden on the liver. Bionit-S is extremely effective against Aflatoxin and Ergot.
Also available is Toxisorb® Plus and Toxisorb® Premium.
Toxisorb® Plus is extremely effective against Aflatoxin, Fumonisin and Ergot
Toxisorb® Premium is extremely effective against Aflotoxin, Ochratoxin, Ergot, Fumonsin, Zearalenone.