Binder and adsorbent for stock feeds
Bentonite clays have been widely used in animal feeds and many human health and food applications and have GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status. In the preparation of pelletised stock feeds bentonite has a number of well-recognised functions.
Watheroo Bentonite is used for stock-feed purposes:
As a binder to maintain integrity of formulated pellets.
To provide bulk in the gut and to enhance the retention of amino acids with consequent greater food conversion.
As an alkaline agent to reduce acidosis in pellet fed animals.
To absorb ammonia and associated noxious/odoriferous compounds.
As an adsorbent, to adsorb and reduce the absorption of toxins into the animal. e.g. aflatoxins.