Animal Health

BENEFITS OF HUMATE INCLUSION:

1. Odour Reduction

  • Using humate substances decreases volatile ammonia release by animals by 64%.
  • This also results in an improved nitrogen to phosphorous ratio in waste.

2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

  • Humic acid is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, additionally it binds to collagen and aids the repair of damaged tendons and bones.
  • Tendon strength is increased as well.

3. Microbial Interaction

  • Promotes beneficial bacteria and suppresses bacteria with negative effects.
  • Increases bacteria counts in milk as a result of humic acid ingestion, promotes the impeding of mastitis.

4. Immune System

  • Due to immune function increase by humic acid there is a decreased incidence of diarrhoea and other digestive upsets.
  • There is also an increase in pathogen defence such as with E. coli.

5. Mineral transfer

  • Humic substances acts as a blood dilator increasing cell wall permeability.
  • The increase in cell wall permeability increases mineral transfer from blood to tissue.
  • Additionally humic acids reduce and suppress metals in blood.

6. Blood Parameters

  • Increases blood oxygen carrying capacity. The increase in oxygen allows for faster healing of wounds. Example: Cutting horses have inflamed ankles and humates reduce the inflammation thereof.
  • Humic acids increases and stimulates neutrophils which may protect against bacterial pathogens and reduce mortality during acute bacterial infections.

7. Anti-Viral Properties

  • Humates are effective media additives for the production of antibiotics
  • Humates positive effects on rhinoviruses are well documented.
  • Shown to have a beneficial effect against :
    • Coxsakie virus A9
    • Herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2
    • Influenza type A and B
    • As well as respiratory tract disease
  • Humic acids were previously used in the prevention of pig foot and mouth diseases.
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