In the realm of animal husbandry and nutrition, ensuring the health and well-being of livestock is paramount. An emerging solution gaining attention in recent years is the use of toxin binders in animal feed. These binders play a crucial role in mitigating the harmful effects of toxins, promoting better health, and ultimately enhancing the performance of livestock.

Understanding Toxins in Animal Feed:

Animal feeds can sometimes be contaminated with various toxins, such as mycotoxins, bacterial toxins, and heavy metals. These contaminants pose significant threats to the health of animals, leading to a range of issues from reduced growth rates to compromised immune systems. Toxin binders serve as a proactive measure to address these concerns.

The Role of Toxin Binders:


Toxin binders are substances added to animal feed to adsorb and neutralize harmful toxins, preventing them from being absorbed in the digestive system. Toxin binders commonly used toxin binders include activated charcoal, bentonite clay, yeast cell walls, and certain polymers. Each of these Toxin binders has specific properties that make them effective in binding different types of toxins.

Mycotoxin binders are categorized based on their coposition into two  primarary groups:

  1. Inorganic Binders: These include silicate minerals and activated carbon (AC) binders.
  2. Organic Binders: These consist of yeast cell wall (YCW) or micro-ionized fiber extracted from various plant materials (Figure 1).
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This classification helps in understanding the diverse nature of binders and their mechanisms of action in mitigating mycotoxin contamination in animal feed.

Activated Charcoal:

Known for its high adsorption capacity, activated charcoal binds mycotoxins effectively. It helps in preventing the absorption of toxins in the gastrointestinal tract.

Bentonite Clay:

Rich in minerals, bentonite clay binds aflatoxins and other harmful substances.Its physical and chemical properties make it a versatile and natural option.

Yeast Cell Walls:

Yeast-derived binders are effective against mycotoxins and promote gut health.They also provide additional nutritional benefits, contributing to improved animal performance.

Benefits of Using Toxin Binders:

Improved Health: By preventing the absorption of toxins, binders contribute to overall animal health and reduce the risk of diseases.

Enhanced Performance:
Livestock that are not burdened by the negative effects of toxins tend to exhibit better growth rates, improved feed conversion, and enhanced reproductive performance.

Cost-Effective of Toxin binders:

While serving as a proactive solution, toxin binders can contribute to cost savings by minimizing the impact of toxins on animal productivity.

Considerations for Effective Use oToxin binders :

Proper Dosage: Toxin binders should be added to feed at the recommended dosage to ensure optimal effectiveness without any negative side effects.Quality Control: Regular monitoring and testing of feed for toxin levels are essential to adjust the use of binders accordingly. 



It is very effective on most mycotoxins present in feedstuffs, such as Aflotoxin, Zeralenone, etc. Most of the feeds contain different mycotoxins, which are prejudicial to poultry and livestock. It is important to reduce its’ effects.


When mixed in feed, we obtain better pellet quality due to die lubrication, because silicon dioxide content, with cleaner die openings produce higher quality pellets and keep production working smoothly.


Its’ absorption capacity allows to control humidity level in feeds and ingredients, avoiding micro-organisms development. Faeces are more consistent and litter humidity is controlled, so farms enviroment remains friendly and healthier. Higher feed mash temperatures permit the pellet mills to operate more efficiently and improve quality.

Each 1 Kg contains:

Hydrated Magnesium Silicate

SiO2 48.0%
P.C 18.49%
Al2O3 7.2%
Na2O 0.07%
MgO 13.2%



K2O 1.4%
CaO 10.9%
MnO 0.01%
Fe2O3 1.2%
TiO2 0.3%



Lead (Pb) 0.003 mg
Arsenic 0.004 mg
Cadmium 0.001 mg
Mercury 0.001 mg

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