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winwillows
Reg. Jul 2013
Posted 2021-01-12 1:21 PM
Subject: RE: Bentonite as a binder in alfalfa cubes....


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There is quite a lot of inaccurate information about Calcium Bentonite vs Sodium Bentonite. As long as the purity is there, both contain a negative ion, either Calcium or Sodium, that will attach to a toxin and function to detoxify some of that contaminant. Both are used in industry basically interchangably. If you add some sodium to Calcium Bentonite so that it cantains more sodium than calcium it will then be Sodium Bentonite. There are several other Bentonites also. All contain a negative ion that allows it to capture a toxin that has a positive ion. The mineral content of Bentonite does not contribute to the nutritional profile of the feed program, and it remains basically intact through the horses digestive system. 

Bottom line for me is that very low inclusions of either type should not make a significant change in their ability to capture mycotoxins in the horses digestive system. 

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cindyt
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Posted 2021-01-13 8:01 AM
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cranky B4 10am - 2021-01-08 12:03 PM


I've been feeding Cubeits cubes for a few years now, they are soft and don't have any bentonite in them. They are purely alfalfa, and are soft enough to feed outright. I do soak them when it gets chilly and when bog weather changes are expected but that's just because I want them to get more fluids in them. 


I looked into them but I can't get any answers on NSC content from anyone in the company or anyone that carries it? I am big on a company that answers my questions. So I haven't switched over 

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Southtxponygirl
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Posted 2021-01-15 1:03 PM
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I finally got a email back from (Pride Of The Plains Alfalfa Cubes) this is what they tolded me about their Cubes,,,There is no binding agents in our cubes. The cubes are straight Alfalfa and a little steam/water to compress the cubes together..

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want2chase3
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2021-01-15 1:12 PM
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cindyt - 2021-01-13 8:01 AM


cranky B4 10am - 2021-01-08 12:03 PM


I've been feeding Cubeits cubes for a few years now, they are soft and don't have any bentonite in them. They are purely alfalfa, and are soft enough to feed outright. I do soak them when it gets chilly and when bog weather changes are expected but that's just because I want them to get more fluids in them. 



I looked into them but I can't get any answers on NSC content from anyone in the company or anyone that carries it? I am big on a company that answers my questions. So I haven't switched over 


I agree with you on companies that actually take the time to return messages to their customers or potential customers... I've walked away from several companies myself that couldn't take the time to answer a few questions. Don't blame you there. The only reason I found out about cubeit was because my feedstore started carrying them and she told me all about them. So I bought 1 bag to try. They are nice soft clean cubes, the tag only listed sun cured alfalfa on the ingredients. No bentonite. Not sure of the NSC. 

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1DSoon
Reg. May 2009
Posted 2021-01-15 1:52 PM
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cindyt - 2021-01-13 9:01 AM

cranky B4 10am - 2021-01-08 12:03 PM

I've been feeding Cubeits cubes for a few years now, they are soft and don't have any bentonite in them. They are purely alfalfa, and are soft enough to feed outright. I do soak them when it gets chilly and when bog weather changes are expected but that's just because I want them to get more fluids in them. 

I looked into them but I can't get any answers on NSC content from anyone in the company or anyone that carries it? I am big on a company that answers my questions. So I haven't switched over 

what is the NSC of hay? 

It is my understanding that Alfalfa is one of the lowest Carb content hays available so it should mean the cubes are low as well. 

 

 

 

 



Edited by 1DSoon 2021-01-15 1:55 PM
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cranky B4 10am
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2021-01-15 2:52 PM
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cindyt - 2021-01-13 8:01 AM


cranky B4 10am - 2021-01-08 12:03 PM


I've been feeding Cubeits cubes for a few years now, they are soft and don't have any bentonite in them. They are purely alfalfa, and are soft enough to feed outright. I do soak them when it gets chilly and when bog weather changes are expected but that's just because I want them to get more fluids in them. 



I looked into them but I can't get any answers on NSC content from anyone in the company or anyone that carries it? I am big on a company that answers my questions. So I haven't switched over 


Cindy, I totally understand.

 

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