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ZEOLITE ANIMAL FEED ADDITIVE

Clinoptilolite Zeolite Feed Additive

Natural Zeolite as an Environmentally Friendly Deodorizer

There are numerous benefits to the application of zeolite in animal feed additives Zeolite is used widely by livestock farmers as an animal feed additive for beef cattle, dairy Cows, Swine, poultry (broilers & egg production), and sheep. Since Zeolite is the World’s only naturally occurring, negatively charged, mineral a great number of benefits in the feed process can result from the basic chemistry of the zeolite as an animal feed additive.

Zeolite is organic certified, stable and non-toxic. This, combined with their other unique characteristics, allows them to be used as feed additives with multiple, complementary benefits. Zeolite animal feed additive will also absorb odors from spoiled grain or feed grain and will substantially reduce odors in enclosed animal facilities.The introduction of zeolite as an animal feed additive provides the following rewards:

  • Improved animal growth and Weight gain by increased food conversion rate efficiencies (less feed required per pound of Weight gain)
  • Strong affinity for ammonium provides superior odour control and a healthy environment. Also protects the penetration of ammonia into the bloodstream
  • Zeolite is a rumen buffer for the total digestive tract of high performancedairy cattle. Higher CEC means more buffering (see below for an actual case)
  • Reduction of Scours, acidosis, diarrhea, enteritis and other gastrointestinal diseases
  • Strong affinity for ammonium that aids in digestion and nutrient absorption and improves the value of milk, gradable eggs and the meat index
  • improved dispersion of feed ration ingredients by reducing agglomeration
  • increased NPN for ruminants and improves rumen microbial activity (see next section)
  • Better phosphate utilization
  • Enhances effect of carbamide in cattle feed. Absorbs NH4+ released by carbamide hydrolysis
  • Reduces acidosis (grain poisoning)
  • Anticaking / flow agent for feed and increased feed pellet durability
  • Improved bone growth
  • Reduced mortality
  • Has no caloric value and is not a therapeutic
  • Approved for use in animal feed additives
  • Myco-Toxin binder. Zeolite has EU approval for use in the swine and poultry industry. Though not currently approved in North America for mycotoxin binding, zeolite is the standard for a mycotoxin binder in many countries and also Europe by absorbing a broad Spectrum of toxins. It also helps control aflatoxins in animal feed which lowers mortality rates from digestive stress and reduces the need for antibiotics and medicines. In Europe antibiotics are not used when using zeolite in feed

After years of successful field testing many feed suppliers and end-users have included zeolite in animal feed additives (around 2% to 5%) in their feed supply program. There is an overall improvement in growth and health of these animals as a result

References

  • Clinoptilolite for Swine Performance
  • Effects of Clinoptilolite – Supplementing Pigs Diet
  • Effects of Clinoptilolite on Pigs
  • Effects of Zeolite on Swine
  • Clinoptilolite for Swine Performance
  • Zeolite and Pork Production
  • Pork Abstract – Barrington
  • Supplementing Clinoptilolite – Swine Research

APPLICATION SPECIFIC BENEFITS

APPLICATION BENEFITS
Aquariums – Stabilizes ammonia levels while a biological filter is established
– Provides a large surface area for the growth of nitrifying bacteria
– Safe for aquatic life, plants and nitrifying bacteria
– Absorbs dissolved organic compounds and heavy metals
– Prevents new tank syndrome
– Filters micro particles
– Stabilizes water pH levels
– Prevents algae growth
– Improves water clarity
– Zeolite filters can be cleansed in a saltwater solution and reused Zeolite is not for use in saltwater aquariums.
Stormwater Management – Absorbs heavy metal pollutants that do not degrade in the natural environment
– Filters dissolved and suspended metals like lead (Pb), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn)
– Absorbs arsenate, solvents and fuel components
– High levels of contaminant absorption take place within the first hour of contact
Drinking Water – Softens water by absorbing calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg)
– Removes chlorine (Cl) from tap water
– Removes iron (Fe) from ground water sources
– Removes contaminants like heavy metals and ammonia (NH3)
– Neutralizes slightly acidic water
– Improves water clarity
– Provides better liquid/solid separation than other filters such as alum and polymer
– Capable of replacing sand and anthracite in gravity and pressure vessel filters
Pools and Hot Tubs – Absorbs nitrates (NO3), ammonia (NH3), phosphates (PO43), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn)
– Traps and captures skin and blood cells
– Removes bacteria algae and cryptosporidium
– Prevents the leaching of contaminants
– Prevents the formation of chloramines which cause eye irritation
– Prevents odors
– Improves water clarity
– Zeolite filters can be kept clean with fewer backwash cycles than sand filters
Ponds – Filters and absorbs ammonia (NH3), nitrates (NO3) and phosphates (PO43)
– Absorbs ammonia at a faster rate than nitrifying bacteria
– Prevents the growth of algae
– Improves water pH balance
– Filters fine particles and dissolved compounds
– Improves water clarity
– Classified as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) for aquatic animals and plants
– Zeolite filter can be cleansed in a saltwater solution and reused Zeolite is not for use in saltwater ponds.
Mining tailing ponds – Adsorbs and binds heavy metals and cyanide (CN-) found in mine waters
– Dehydrates and deodorizes sludge
– Capable of reducing liquid effluent to solid waste that can be safely controlled
– Prevents leaching due to the strong bonds formed between zeolite and heavy metals
– Prevents heavy metals and cyanide (CN-) from entering streams and aquifer systems
– Absorbs heavy metal cations including silver (Ag), cobalt (Co), manganese (Mn), aluminum (Al), cesium (Cs), magnesium (Mg), arsenic (As), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), cadmium (Cd), iron (Fe), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), strontium (Sr), uranium (U), zinc (Zn)

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