Sorbatox attracts and irreversibly binds toxins due to its natural characteristics:
principles o mycotoxicosis
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites
o toxigenic ungi produced rom mould development. These arethe most common orms o toxins but endo and exo toxins can also be produced by intestinal bacteria.
Most mycotoxins are stable molecules
not destroyed by conventional eed processing, including extrudedeed. I consumed by the animal they circulate in the blood, appear in milk and muscle tissue and concentratein the liver and other organs.
Symptoms may be sub-clinical
,where they may be vague, or chronic, depending on the amount and durationo exposure. The eects are generally seen as:- reduced eed intake- reduced growth and eed conversion- immune and reproductive abnormalities
It is a hydrated sodium calcium aluminium silicate
o kaolinitic origin. This gives the natural mineral a verystable structure in the high moisture content o the digestive tract, with no afnity to absorb nutrients orother complex molecules, other than mycotoxins.
It has a very high aluminium silicate content
(35%) which increases the number o binding sites within themineral, rapidly attracting the mycotoxins and binding them frmly so that they pass through into the aeceswithout colonising the animal.
It has an acidic pH o 5
which, together with the high aluminium silicate content, gives Sorbatox a highernumber o negatively charged sites capable o binding higher levels o mycotoxins. In addition, the lower pHdoes not buer the natural digestive acids and helps prevent the risk o salmonellosis or colibacillosis.