First Product Approved to Control Disease-Causing Bacterial Toxins

First Product Approved to Control Disease-Causing Bacterial Toxins

CHICAGO, IL—Amlan International announces that Calibrin-Z has been approved for use as an intestinal adsorbent for the control of disease-causing bacterial toxins from Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture. Regulatory approval was granted after a review of Calibrin-Z’s extensive efficacy data, resulting in its status as the first product worldwide recognized to control bacterial toxins produced by pathogenic bacteria such as Clostridium perfringens, E. coli and Salmonella sp.

“Such an approval is a rarity, especially in such a challenging regulatory environment,” said Dr. Ron Cravens, President, Amlan International. “As the livestock industry continues to move away from using antibiotics as growth promoters, producers are beginning to realize the economic impact of toxins produced by pathogenic bacteria. Bacterial toxins cause notably greater economic loss to the global livestock industry than do mycotoxins and Calibrin-Z is positioned to offer an added level of proven protection for animals challenged with enteric diseases.”

More than 70 clinical studies and recent work from the USDA, demonstrate the product’s ability to adsorb bacterial toxins thereby reducing the effects of enteric diseases—a major source of economic loss in the livestock industry. The regulatory approval for Calibrin-Z is for poultry, swine, and cattle.

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About Amlan International

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC), Amlan International helps producers increase animal productivity by developing products that enhance intestinal health and function. Since its inception in 2007, Amlan has grown its product to include alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters that improve intestinal health and function. Innovative research is conducted at its laboratory campus in Vernon Hills, IL. In 2014, the company’s global reach expanded with the opening of operations in Shenzhen, China. Further information on Amlan International is available at

Amlan–Productivity for Life.

The product discussed here may not be available for sale and/or may not be registered and available in all countries where Amlan International is represented.

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