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Mycotoxin control: A view from the field
September 26, 2023
In such dynamic environments, where even the slightest change in feed quality can have significant repercussions on animal productivity, effective mycotoxin control is one of the key areas of focus. Learn more about how Alltech’s European Technical Support team, Dr. Hazel Rooney and Per Laustsen support pig producers in this blog.
Assessing the risk: The mycotoxin presence in shrimp feed in 2023
August 25, 2023
Dive into the depths of aquaculture to understand the risk associated with mycotoxins in shrimp feed. Learn more about the hidden threats, emerging mycotoxins and strategies to safeguard shrimp health in this article, by Dr. Vivi Koletsi.
The heightened risk of Penicillium mycotoxins in European forages
June 23, 2023
Discover the significant impact of Penicillium mycotoxins on dairy cows in EU fermented forages. While North America faces risks from fusarium mycotoxins, the EU experiences higher risks from Penicillium mycotoxins, affecting cow health and performance. Grass silage, dominant in the EU, shows higher Penicillium levels. Learn how managing forages and implementing mycotoxin control programs can restore cow health and optimize milk production.
The relationship between mycotoxins and pathogens in pigs
May 15, 2023
The relationship between mycotoxins and pathogens in pigs is complex and poses challenges for producers. Mycotoxins and bacterial pathogens can individually harm pig health, but their coexistence amplifies the risks. Mycotoxins weaken immunity and damage the intestinal lining, making pigs susceptible to bacterial invasion. Pathogens, in turn, worsen mycotoxin effects by causing inflammation and increasing toxin absorption. Comprehensive strategies are vital to address both challenges, including robust mycotoxin control, biosecurity protocols, and veterinary care. Alltech offers industry-leading solutions for managing mycotoxins, pathogens, or both, safeguarding pig health and the food supply.
Choosing the right mycotoxin test for your business
April 05, 2023
Mycotoxins pose a significant challenge for livestock operations, and it’s essential to have the right detection method in place to ensure productivity isn’t affected. When selecting a testing method, consider the ingredients or feedstuffs being analyzed, the frequency of analysis, the time it takes to access results, and the cost of the testing method.
Mycotoxins in livestock feed can severely impact health and production efficiency. By enhancing the quality of what animals consume, you can help unlock your farm’s profit potential. Learn more about closing the knowledge gap on emerging mycotoxins
Proper forage is crucial to a herd’s efficiency. Mycotoxins in animal feed can impact animal health and performance. It’s important to use appropriate storage facilities, monitor feed for mycotoxin contamination, and prevent mycotoxin-related negative effects such as reduced feed intake and decreased reproductive performance.
Over the past few months, Alltech field teams have been actively working with their customers and partners to assess what is the mycotoxin risk attached to new crop grains and forages coming out of harvest 2022. With harvest analysis programs being carried out across multiple regions globally, the results empower feed and livestock producers with the most up to date and timely insights as they consider their ingredient purchasing and animal nutrition decisions during the coming year.