Feed Management

Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by naturally occurring metabolic processes in fungi. Mycotoxins can invade the seeds before the actual harvest whilst the crop is still on the field, or alternatively, mould growth can occur during storage at the feed mill or on the farm. As a result, high numbers of mycotoxins could already be present in the ingredients before they are received in feed mills or farms. Mould can also grow during feed processing especially when the temperature and humidity in the feed is increased during mixing. 

             The production of mycotoxins is enhanced by factors such as the moisture of the substrate (10 to 20%), the relative humidity (≥ 70%), the temperature (0 to 50°C, depending on the fungus species) and the availability of oxygen. The most important role of feed mills is to keep the levels of mycotoxins as low as possible while multi-mycotoxin contamination should be also avoided. Most of the mycotoxins occur concurrently and a commodity usually contains more than one mycotoxin at the same time.

There are several different methods being used to remove mycotoxins from feed products. One way is the use of adsorbents that bind with the mycotoxins and pull them away from the feed. Another method for decontaminating feed is with the use of activated charcoal in the form of a porous non-soluble powder that can bind with a variety of harmful substances. Activated charcoal is often used to remove other types of toxins or poisoning that have been ingested, but the problem in charcoal is, it binds the Nutrients like mineral etc also.

Successful mycotoxin management: mission possible


             Having  Amadeite® in it which is Hybrid composite material combining micronized montmorillonite and seaweed extracts. The whole process of grafting, pillaring and substitution occurs at the molecular level.



ADVANTAGE of Amedite

The insertion of seaweed pillars into the montmorillonite increases the interlayer space providing a greater area for binding. Grafting, by the addition of radicals within the interlayer space ensures the bind-toxins and endotoxins.

. Very Efficient adsorption of endotoxins and mycotoxins.

Improvement of the digestive flow and viscosity, protection and stabilization of the gut wall.

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