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Toxins & Mycotoxins: The Issue
Worldwide more than 25% of
the grain produced every year is
contaminated with mycotoxins.
The increased global trading is
enlarging the problem because the
contaminated grains are blended with
non-contaminated batches.
 
More than 400 types of mycotoxins
have been identified, which are
diverse in their chemistry and their
effects on animals.
 
Feed contaminated with mycotoxins
causes a serious range of problems
including reductions in feed intake,
growth performance
 
reproductive-, health and immunity
problems
 
Symptoms are often non-specific and
cost the agri-sector billions of dollars.
 
Dietary mycotoxins can also end up in
animal products destined for human
consumption, such as milk, eggs and
meat where they remain as stable and
inert toxic molecules
 
Under normal conditions, a
multi-toxin contamination is likely,
which can have a synergistic effect,
increasing the negative impact on
the animal’s performance and health.
Also, the combination with bacterial
toxins increases the health issues of
mycotoxins significantly.
 
Mycotoxins may also occur in
conjugated form, either soluble
(masked mycotoxins) or incorporated
into/associated with/attached to
macromolecules (bound mycotoxins).
 
Due to the heterogeneity of
contaminations, the expensive analysis
and the relatively long analysis time,
individual sampling and analysis is
a critical factor and is often insufficient
or too expensive to make a full risk
evaluation. Therefore prevention
should be a key element in an efficient
approach.
 
 
 

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