Toxin binder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Hollywood Chickens, May 16, 2011.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    I had a problem with moldy feed, so I asked a friend (who is a poultry feed expert) what to do to help them get over it and he said that if the feed doesn't have a Toxin Binder (mold inhibitor) I should get one fro them.

    Has anyone ever heard of this? where would I get it? which feeds have it?

    Thank you!
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A Toxin Binder is NOT a Mold Inhibitor, they are two completely different things.

    According to the USDA and FDA there are no Toxin Binders. However, there are products that the industry knows have some toxin binding capabilities. The typical binder is a clay based compound that has a high affinity for binding Aflotoxins. Other more broad spectrun toxin binders are made of yeast cell wall compounds. These compounds have some ability to bind a portion of other mycotoxins such as Zearlanone, T2, and DON.

    The biggest problem with the Toxin Binders is that they are not 100% effective. In the case of DON none of the toxin binders in the arket place can bind greater thatn 30 to 50% of the DON present. This is the rationale used by the FDA/USDA to not allow the sale of "Toxin binders"

  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  4. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That is a MOLD INHIBITOR not a TOXIN BINDER.

    The Mold Inhibitors used in livestock feed production are based on Propionic Acid and other Organic Acids. In some cases they may also include antioxidants that potentiate the effects of the Organic Acids.


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