Toxin Binder has been formulated from specific ingredients that may bind harmful mycotoxins in the horse’s digestive tract during periods of high mycotoxin contamination. Toxin Binder is designed to bind to the polar and non-polar mycotoxins.
• May bind harmful polar and non polar mycotoxins• Contains prebiotic to support gut health• Fast acting non medicated• Assists the absorption of essential nutrients
What is a Mycotoxin?
Mycotoxins can be found in the fungi that grow on some grasses - mainly paspalum, rye, couch and some weeds and clover. More than 500 mycotoxins have been identified to date. They are more prevalent in hot and humid conditions (spring and summer) and can also be found in some commercial feeds and hays.
A propietary blend [Alltech Mycosorb® A+, Alltech Actigen®, containing Sacchromyces cerevisae, selected inner yeast cell wall, algae meal and Powdered Coconut oil (PowerStance®)] 20g
About the IngredientsMycosorb A+ contains two main ingredients; a specific strain of yeast and algae meal. Mycotoxins are thought to bind to this strain of yeast, thus removing them from the horse’s digestive tract. The algae is also thought to target and absorb different types of toxins, removing a wider range of toxins when combined.Actigen and Ecocell are strains of yeast containing Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS). MOS are considered a prebiotic and are thought to promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria in the hindgut. They may also boost the immune function in the digestive tract.PowerStance is a powdered coconut oil. It may have antimicrobial actions from the lauric acid for optimizing gut health, maintaining appetite and normal digestive function.
Begin with 1tsp and gradually increase over 14 days
Split into two feeds if possibleMaintenance:Morning feed: 0.5 x 20g scoop (10g)Night feed: 0.5 x 20g scoop (10g)
Severe condition:Morning feed: 1.5 x 20g scoop (30g)Night feed: 1.5 x 20g scoop (30g)Recommended dose for a 500kg horse
Signs of Mycotoxin poisoningSymptoms can vary widely but may include:Itchy skin and/or hairlossScabby soresStiffnessString halt/staggersWasted toplineSunburnt nosePersistent coughOdd sweatingCoarse, dull coatPersistent greasy heel/rainscaldUnexplained spookiness and dangerous behaviourMycotoxin poisoning may also cause the following without any obvious signs:Depleted minerals in the bodyDecreased immune functionNegative impact on the kidneys, liver and reproductive systemSevere cases can lead to death
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