Odour and moisture control in barns, stables, pens and
Natural zeolites have many potential uses in the field
of animal care.Zeolite is an EU approved animal feed
additive (E568) for use as a binder, anti-caking agent
and coagulent in feed for chickens, turkeys, rabbits,
beef cattle, dairy cows and salmon. It is widely
recognised as an effective aflatoxin and micotoxin
binder and studies have shown that zeolite increases
feed conversion rates and reduces mortality rates.
Zeolite are inert, stable and
non-toxic. This, combined with their other unique
characteristics, allows them to be used as feed
additives with multiple, complementary benefits.
Zeolite also reduces ammonia levels in the animal's
intestines which helps to prevent health problems
particularly in chickens. Zeolites adsorb the ammonia
and are then excreted, and the excrement produces far
less odour as a result of the inclusion of zeolite in
the animal's diet.
Natural zeolite provides a healthy and economical
solution for odor and moisture control at barns, stables,
pens and CFO (confined feedlot operations). Zeolite is
non-hazardous, non-corrosive, non-toxic, and 100%
natural. It is simply mined from quarries and meshed to
various sizes for various applications.
Zeolite will eliminate urine-generated ammonia odors
from stables, feedlots, paddocks, pens, litter boxes,
hog & poultry houses, barns, and
transportation trailers. Capturing and holding ammonia
(NH3) provides a safer and more comfortable environment
for the animals, the operators and the neighboring
community. The zeolite structure via CEC (cation
exchange capacity) traps and holds ammonia and other
animal odors without the need for chemical additives
(i.e.: lime and deodorants). The trapped ammonia allows
for a natural slow-release nitrogen fertilizer. The
capture of ammonia prevents the loss of valuable
nitrogen nutrients into the atmosphere which is common
in present operations. Secondary benefits include the
reduction of fly populations at the barn and manure
Ammonia, when inhaled can cause severe damage to the
respiratory tract in both
animals and operators. Even low concentrations of
ammonia have proven to reduce or depress airway defense
mechanisms. Atmospheric NH3 depresses the intrapulmonary
phagocytosis and the bacteria from the airways and lungs.
This results in a higher incidence and severity of
pneumonia which is often encountered in young livestock.
Studies have revealed that higher concentrations of NH3
over prolonged exposure periods result in decreased
animal weight gain and conversion rates.
Zeolite also absorbs moisture from livestock bedding.
Zeolite, when added to bedding lanes is proven to ensure
bedding lane longevity. Up to 40% savings in operations
is experienced in large feedlots by the addition of
zeolite to bedding lanes due to reduced stall
maintenance and change-outs. A zeolite enhanced bedding
lane provides many advantages, both economic and
operational: reduces fly infestation, does not burn or
crack animals hooves (as does lime) and prevents sinking.
The granular form of zeolite is non-dusting. It is
important to keep the bedding dry especially for new-borne
and animals confined due to illness. Zeolite will retain
moisture and air in the soiled bedding. This accelerates
manure composting. Zeolite will not break down under
trampling therefore providing better traction for
animals and personnel even when the material is wet.
Tagging is also reduced since the moisture is controlled.
It is important to note that zeolite is easy to spread
over the bedding lane and is effective with the first
BENEFITS AS A FEED
Anti caking/flow agent for animal feeds
Increased feed pellet durability
Improved animal growth and weight gain by increased
food conversion rate efficiencies
Zeolite is a rumen buffer for the total digestive
tract of high performance dairy cattle
Reduction of scours, acidosis, diarrhea, enteritis and
other gastrointestinal diseases
Improved dispersion of feed ration ingredients by
BENEFITS WHEN USED IN
Reducing ammonia odors in the bedding lanes and pens,
Controlling moisture content of the bedding lane &
Improving integrity/longevity of pens & bedding lanes,
Reducing NH3 CO2 & other Greenhouse gases,
Absorbing nitrogen & improving manure compost,
Improving air quality & reducing groundwater