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The impact of mycotoxins on animal health

March 23, 2020

The impact of mycotoxins on animal health Author: Dr. Alexandra Weaver, Alltech Mycotoxin Management Mycotoxins are a common concern for feed quality and animal safety worldwide. Mycotoxins can exert their effects on animals in many ways: change feeding behavior, reduce growth and efficiency, alter intestinal structure or function, damage internal organs, affect endocrine system signaling […]

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Mycotoxins: the hidden threat for farmers.

February 12, 2020

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungus or mold. Different mycotoxins have varying toxicities, modes of action and health effects on different species.

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Which mycotoxin test is right for you?

January 20, 2020

Find out which mycotoxin test is right for you. There are three main detection methods of mycotoxins that Alltech employs. Each detection method can quantify mycotoxins and has particular strengths.

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Silage uncovered: A guide to forage management

November 20, 2019

Derek Wawack, Alltech On-Farm Support forage specialist, explains the key things he looks for when inspecting a silage pile, and the steps farmers can take to avoid costly issues.

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The range of mycotoxins, can you identify them?

November 20, 2019

Mycotoxins seldom occur in isolation. It is not uncommon to find multiple mycotoxins in finished feed and this allows for interactions between them, which leads to synergistic or additive effects in the ruminant animal.

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Are mycotoxins really dangerous for dairy cows?

November 14, 2019

Ruminant diets typically contain both concentrates and forages. This increases the risk of exposure to multiple mycotoxins.

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