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 hit profits hard, but now you can fight back faster with Alltech RAPIREAD, our unique integrated system of tools and technologies that provide the ultimate protection from the threat of mycotoxins, and is the latest addition to our world leading program.
Mycotoxins have been shown to reduce feed intake, damage gut integrity and cause poor fertility and each of these issues can be a major cost to producers. Identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is very important and with the Alltech 37+ test, they can’t remain hidden for long.
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 mitigate the threat you could face in your feed mill operation.
The unique technology behind Mycosorb A+ makes it the most advanced Mycotoxin binder on the market. Mycosorb A+ reduces mycotoxin absorption within the animal, thereby negating the damaging effects of mycotoxins on its health.
More extreme weather patterns and changing agricultural practices are creating increased opportunities for mold to damage feed quality. When this occurs, mold can produce toxins that harm animal health and performance. This in turn contributes to an increase in agriculture’s carbon footprint.
Mycotoxins in poultry: A hidden factor affecting flock health?
In the poultry industry, immunosuppressive viral, bacterial and protozoal diseases are mitigated and controlled with vaccines. However, producers continue to experience challenges in controlling outbreaks of diseases affecting their flock’s productivity, despite appropriate vaccines and vaccine programs.