Toxin binders primary function is to combat the occurrence of mycotoxins in animal feed. Mycotoxins are small and stable metabolites produced by fungi which can contaminate the feed products and where they can cause harm to livestock.
The toxin binders are made of materials that have high adsorption properties. Binder substrates can be silicates, clays or bentonites, yeast, and charcoal.
Not all materials have the same characteristics and have different adsorption capacities, so it is necessary to choose the type of binder carefully to match the types of toxins that occur in the feed.