What is Toxin Binder?
Toxin Binder has been formulated from specific ingredients that may bind harmful mycotoxins (aflatoxins) 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.
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 (sping and summer) and can also be found in some commercial feeds and hays.
About the Ingredients
Mycosorb 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 is a strain 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.
Signs of Mycotoxin poisoning
Symptoms can vary widely but may include:
Itchy skin and/or hairloss
Coarse, dull coat
Persistent greasy heel/rainscald
Unexplained spookiness and dangerous behaviour
Mycotoxin poisoning may also cause the following without any obvious signs:
Depleted minerals in the body
Decreased immune function
Negative impact on the kidneys, liver and reproductive system
Severe cases can lead to death
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Toxin Binder should be introduced gradually into diet over a two week period.
Add to feed. May be fed continually, or as required.
Start with 1tsp and gradually increase to the recommend rate.
Split into two feeds (morning and night) where possible.
Always provide access to clean water.
1 scoop = 20g
Morning feed: 1/2 x scoop (10g)
Night feed: 1/2 x scoop (10g)
Morning feed: 1 + 1/2 x scoop (30g)
Night feed: 1 + 1/2 x scoop (30g)
Recommended rate based on a 500kg horse
A propietary blend [Alltech Mycosorb® A+, Alltech Actigen®, containing Sacchromyces cerevisae, selected inner yeast cell wall, algae meal and Powdered Coconut oil (PowerStance®)] 20g
Which grasses are high in Mycotoxins
Several grass species have been associated with higher levels of mycotoxins. However, it's important to note that mycotoxin production can be influenced by various factors such as weather conditions, plant stress, and fungal contamination. Here are some grasses that have been reported to have higher potential for mycotoxin contamination: Read more
The Danger of Mycotoxins
Did you know there are toxic substances tucked away in your horse's feed and forage? You can't see them, and you can't eradicate them, but chances are these compounds, called mycotoxins, are present. Read more
Indicators of Mycotoxin Poisoning
Mycotoxin poisoning in horses can show up through various symptoms. Horses are particularly susceptible to mycotoxin exposure due to their dietary habits and the potential contamination of their feed. Here are some indicators of mycotoxin poisoning in horses: Read more
What are Mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are toxic chemical compounds produced by moulds which are members of the fungi group of plants. Generally speaking, the term mycotoxin is used for moulds that readily and easily colonise crops. Read more
6 Ways to Avoid Equine Aflatoxin Poisoning
Aflatoxin, a type of mycotoxin, has been making headlines recently due to a grain recall situation. This got me thinking: while the livestock world is generally well-versed in mycotoxin management strategies, the equine world is likely less familiar with mycotoxins overall. Read more
What is the difference between Toxin Binder and Mycosorb A+?
Mycosorb A+ is a single ingredient specifically designed for mycotoxin binding, while Toxin Binder combines Mycosorb A+ with other components to offer a broader range of toxin binding capabilities, as well as additional digestive health benefits. Read more
What is Ryegrass staggers?
A microscopic fungus growing in ryegrass - known as an endophyte - is responsible for a condition that horses can develop called ryegrass staggers. It can also be known as grass staggers. Read more
What are the different types of Stringhalt?
Stringhalt is the involuntary hyperflexion of the hock joint when the horse moves and may involve one or both hind legs. The upward movement of the limb is exaggerated while the downward motion of the limb is normal. The upward movement varies in the intensity of expression from minimal to where the fetlock can contact the abdomen. Read more
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