Swine Research
Shows Increased Growth Rate

Natural zeolite feed additives have been proven to benefit swine health and growth in numerous studies.

Natural Zeolite Feed Additive: ZAR-MIN, ZEO, Inc. Natural Zeolite Product

Effect of Prenatal Natural Zeolite Diet on Newborn Pigs

The vitalizing effects of a natural zeolite diet can be transferred from mother to offspring. This was shown in experiments at the Ichikawa Livestock Experiment Station (see table below).

Clino was fed each day to pregnant sows and this program continued throughout the 35-day weaning period of their offspring. These piglets showed substantial increase in growth rate and suffered no attacks of diarrhea, while the control groups were severely afflicted with scours which greatly inhibited their normal growth (Buto and Takehashi, 1967).

Tests carried out at Ichikawa Livestock Experiment Station, Japan. Four hundred grams of clinoptilolite given to sows in experimental group per day and continued until end of weaning period (Buto and Takenashi, 1967).

Tests carried out at Ichikawa Livestock Experiment Station, Japan. Four hundred grams of clinoptilolite given to sows in experimental group per day and continued until end of weaning period (Buto and Takenashi, 1967). * Weight-gain of experimental animals divided by weight-gain of control animals X 100.


Effect of Prenatal Natural Zeolite Diet on Newborn Pigs

 SPECIES
Group
Average Weight (kg)
* WEIGHT GAIN
No. of Pigs
Group
Newborn
21 days
35 days
IMPROVEMENT
 Yorkshire
6
Experimental
1.25
4.3
7.83
63%
 Yorkshire
10
Control
1.10
4.2
4.81
Laundry
6
Experimental
1.20
4.7
8.68
86%
Laundry
10
Control
1.10
4.0
4.67
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Kondo and Wagai (1968). Tests carried out using 5% clinoptilolite in rations of experimental groups.
aExcluded zeolite.
bFeed efficiency value = weight gain/feed intake.
cEight Yorkshire pigs.
dTwenty Yorkshire pigs


Caloric Efficiency of Zeolite Supplements in Swine Feeding

GROUP
Age of Pigs
(days)
Average Weight
(kg)
Average
Weight
Gain
Average
Feed
Intake
Averageb
F.E.V.
ZEOLITE
Start
Finish
Start
Finish
(kg)
(kg)
(kg)
IMPROVEMENT
Experimentalc
60
120
15.43
44.43
29.00
85.0
.341
35%
Controlc
60
120
14.85
33.78
22.93
90.6
.253
Experimentald
99
178
30.73
85.30
54.57
167.6
.326
6%
Controld
10
Control
1.10
4.0
4.67
4.7
8.68
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Improved Gain and Feed Efficiency with
Zar-Min Natural Zeolite Feed Additive

zeo

Gain (lbs)

Feed (lbs)

Feed/Gain
 Treatment
162
578
3.56
Control
159
589
3.70
 Difference
3
–9
–0.14
 © ZEO, Inc. Swine Research Trial with Zar-Min Feed Additive
Treatment

  • Added 10 kgs. (20 lbs.) Zar-Min per tonne (ton) of feed

Basal Ration and Test Conditions

  • 47 pound average start weight
  • Starter 20% • Protein • 2,920 Kcal/lb.
  • Grower 16% • Protein • 2,984 Kcal/lb.
  • 4 Replications
  • Males and females