DE-ODORASE is made from a yucca plant extract that binds ammonia. Yucca schidigera plant extract has been used as an additive to reduce adverse manure emissions, and has been known to more efficiently reduce the level of ammonia in animal housing when used as a feed additive.
Ammonia is a toxic gas released from urea in urine that, when present in high levels, can damage the cell lining in the respiratory tract and easily become a chronic problem in the barn. If ammonia levels are not managed appropriately, respiratory tract damage and other illnesses can occur.
DE-ODORASE keeps manure odor and ammonia at levels conducive to maintaining the animal's respiratory health. This creates a healthier environment not only for the animal, but also for the producer.
A number of management factors can contribute to poor air quality and ammonia, including damp bedding and lack of ventilation, as well as nutritional factors like overfeeding protein.