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on March 9, 2017

How to use bentonite in monogastric animal diets

Bentonite is an old and very versatile feed additive that remains relatively unknown despite its low cost and availability.

Feeding earth (clays) to animals is not new or abnormal. Wild animals always consume a healthy portion of earth alongside their feed, especially those that look for food below ground, such as pigs, but fine earth is found everywhere in the form of dust. In fact, young animals are expected…

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