ProSid™ TB products adsorb different types of mycotoxins. The binding takes place by an exchange of ions on the binder for mycotoxins in the feed. The bound mycotoxins are then excreted along with the binder in the animal's faeces. ProSid™ mycotoxin binders also protect the microvilli in the gastrointestinal tract agains the damaging effects of mycotoxins.
Toxin binders with single component are not able to bind all types of toxins. A mixture can cover the toxin spectrum better as they have complementary, synergistic effect together. ProSid™ mycotoxin binders (ProSid™ TB) are based on different mycotoxin-binding components with the following functions:
- Adsorbing mycotoxins with broad activity spectrum
- Adsorbing pathogens
- Enhance the activity of gut microflora
- Stimulating the immune system
What are mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of moulds that can have a detrimental effect on animal and human health. The most common mycotoxins are aflatoxin, ochratoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEA), T-2 and Fumonisin B1. Different livestock species react differently to different mycotoxins. Piglets are very sensitive to ingestion of DON. Dietary concentrations of 1 ppm can result in a 10-20% reduction of feed consumption and feed conversion. On the other hand DON does not have major consequences in poultry. However, when layers are exposed to aflatoxin they show the same negative effects on animal physiology and performance.
The mycotoxin problem can be reduced by preventing mould growth that secrete mycotoxins during the storage by using mould inhibitors. However some mycotoxins are produced already on the field and in this case the only solution is using a proper toxin binder.