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Determining the efficacy of mycotoxin mitigators: in vitro vs in vivo
Hundreds of mycotoxin mitigation agents are commercially available. Producers are challenged to distinguish between the products that provide superior mitigation of mycotoxins and those that do not. Products that are supported by in vitro, ex vivo and, most importantly, in vivo trials should be a focus. Studies carried out over several decades indicate that the organic adsorbent Mycosorb can be added to contaminated feeds that allow mycotoxins to pass through the digestive tract without negative effects on animals. Mycosorb has been in the market for more than 20 years and its effectivity against multiple mycotoxins is well documented in over 150 peer-reviewed papers published in journals around the world. These trials cover the use of Mycosorb during many challenges with mycotoxins, including but not limited to aflatoxin, ochratoxin, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, T2/HT2-toxins, fumonisins, ergot alkaloids, patulin, mycophenolic acid and gliotoxin.