ANIMALS ARE YOUR BUSINESS. PROTECTING THEM IS OURS.

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WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE RANGE OF MYCOTOXINS AFFECTING POULTRY?

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DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISK TO PIGS FROM MYCOTOXINS?

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WHAT ARE MYCOTOXINS?

Mycotoxins are natural substances produced by moulds. All natural materials and many man-made ones are subject to contamination by moulds and under favourable environmental conditions, when temperature and moisture are conducive, these fungi proliferate and may produce mycotoxins. Over 500 mycotoxins have been identified and this number is steadily increasing.

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of moulds. This means that they are not produced by the mould all of the time, but most commonly when the mould is “stressed”, sometimes as a form of defence. Examples of mould stressors include drought, excess moisture and plant disease.

Although stressful conditions that cause the production of mycotoxins are unavoidable in the natural world, it is important that the correct practices are put into place to minimise the risk to animals as much as possible.

Mycotoxins are also toxic. This means that they can negatively affect the health of animals if contaminated feedstuffs are ingested.  The symptoms can be many and varied, but the outcome in all cases will be reduced performance and lost profits.

Effective mycotoxin management is about seeing the whole challenge, from the farm to feed mill and from risk assessment to feed management. The Alltech Mycotoxin Management Team provide a number of solutions to help you safeguard the health of animals, the quality of your feed and the security of our food supply.

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MYCOTOXIN NEWS & UPDATES

Alltech Opens State-of-the-Art Mycotoxin Laboratory in Europe

Mycotoxin contamination in feed continues to be an ever-present risk. According to our 2015 European Grains and Forage Harvest Analysis, dairy and beef cattle are at high risk for mycotoxin exposure. Inconsistent weather 

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Pig and Poultry Diets: DDGs May Be Door to Mycotoxin Exposure

Since the release of Alltech’s 2015 North America Harvest Analysis results, some pork and poultry producers have found a new source for mycotoxin contamination, this time during the process of renewable fuel production.

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Should North American Farmers Be Worried About Type A Making It's Way Into Their TMR?

If dairy producers thought their corn silage quality was top notch when they packed it away after the 2015 harvest, they may want to check again.

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