Animal Feed Additive

Description

Sodium bentonite is a highly swelling natural clay, available as a fine powder and granular form. Sodium bentonite is used in stock feed for its benefits of high water absorption, cation exchange ability and organic absorption properties.

It improves pellet quality, prevents caking and improves flowability in livestock feeds. It also can improve feed efficiency, rate of gain, milk production, wool growth and egg production. Sodium bentonite is believed to function by absorbing ammonia and toxins while reducing the rate of feed passage through an animal’s digestive system.

Advantages

  • Scour prevention.
  • It enhances rate of assimilation of proteins and also helps in milk output.
  • Inactivation of some dietary toxins.
  • Reduction in risk of urea poisoning.
  • Reduced incidence of acidosis in feedlots. Improving the adaption to grain feeding.
  • It is a three layer clay minerals and has the ability to absorb mycotoxin.
  • It does not absorb enzymes or vitamins and other nutrients, so it is safe to use.

Direction For Use

Bentonite can be included in feed for all animals, but the recommended levels would vary.

Feedlots:-
2% – 4% in starter rations;
1% – 2% in finisher rations.

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