Broiler Research II
Shows Control of Aflatoxins

Aflatoxin Control, Natural Zeolites, Broiler ResearchThe following research shows
Zar-Min Natural Zeolite Feed
Additive to be effective and that
it more than offsets the detrimental
effects of aflatoxin contaminated feed.

Control of Aflatoxins: Summary and Conclusions

Feeding 10 kgs. (20 lbs.) Zar-Min per tonne (ton) of finished feed containing 115 ppb of aflatoxin improved the feed conversion by 5.8 points and the body weight by 5.3 points versus the 115 ppb aflatoxin control. This result is statistically significant at the 95% level of confidence.

The broilers fed the Zar-Min Natural Zeolite Feed Additive rations containing 115 ppb aflatoxin had a lower feed conversion by 1.1 points and higher body weight by 3.7 points than the broilers fed rations containing no Zar-Min and no aflatoxin.

Trial Data

Zar-Min: 10 kgs. (20 lbs.) per tonne (ton) of finished feed
Strain: Peterson x Arbor Acres
Sex: Mixed
Aflatoxin: Naturally Contaminated Corn
Replications: 5 of 80 Birds each
Vaccination: Marek’s Disease and Newcastle-Bronchitis
Antibiotic: Bacitracin

Feeding 10 kgs. (20 lbs.) Zar-Min per tonne (ton) of finished feed containing 115 ppb of aflatoxin improved the feed conversion by 5.8 points and the body weight by 5.3 points versus the 115 ppb aflatoxin control. This result is statistically significant at the 95% level of confidence.

The broilers fed the Zar-Min Natural Zeolite rations containing 115 ppb aflatoxin had a lower feed conversion by 1.1 points and higher body weight by 3.7 points than the broilers fed rations containing no Zar-Min and no aflatoxin.

Trial Rations


ZEO Broiler Research Trial Rations

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Starter

Finisher I

Finisher II
Protein (%)
22.0
20.0
20.0
Energy (Kcal/lb)
1450.0
1465.0
1475.0
Sodium (%)
22.0
20.0
20.0
Calcium (%)
0.90
0.85
0.82
Phosphorus (Avail %)
0.45
0.42
0.40
- All rations were prepared to be isocaloric and isonitrongenous.
- © ZEO, Inc. Swine Research Trial with Zar-Min Feed Additive

Trial Performance


ZEO Broiler Research Trial: 0- 46 Days Performance

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Aflatoxin
(ppb)

Body Weight
(lbs.)

Feed Conversion
(Feed/Gain)

ZAR-MIN
Advantage
1% Zar-Min
115
3.919
1.918A
Control Positive
115
3.866
1.976B
0.058
Control Negative
01
3.882
1.929Aq
0.011
- © ZEO, Inc. Swine Research Trial with Zar-Min Feed Additive


ZEO Broiler Research Trial: 0- 21 Days Performance

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Aflatoxin
(ppb)

Body Weight
(lbs.)

Feed Conversion
(Feed/Gain)

ZAR-MIN
Advantage
1% Zar-Min
115
1.285AB
1.429A
Control Positive
115
1.269B
1.529B
0.100
Control Negative
0
1.309A
1.442A
0.013
- © ZEO, Inc. Swine Research Trial with Zar-Min Feed Additive


ZEO Broiler Research Trial: 21- 46 Days Performance

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Aflatoxin
(ppb)

Body Weight
(lbs.)

Feed Conversion
(Feed/Gain)

ZAR-MIN
Advantage
1% Zar-Min
115
2.634
2.156
Control Positive
115
2.596
2.203
0.047
Control Negative
0
2.572
2.177
0.021
- © ZEO, Inc. Swine Research Trial with Zar-Min Feed Additive
  1. The Zar-Min and Positive Control Rations contained a total of 115 ppb aflatoxin derived from naturally contaminated corn. The Negative control Rations tested negative for aflatoxins.
  2. Within each data set column, different superscripts in a column differ statistically at the 95% level of confidence.