Elitox®: Harnessing the immune system to fight mycotoxins

Mycotoxin management in animal feed remains a major challenge to manufacturers and farmers. Symptoms range from subclinical production losses to acute mortality and decreased reproduction. At the base of these clinical and subclinical symptoms lies the disruptive effects of mycotoxins that give rise to an altered immune response which constantly siphons energy away from growth…

Mycotoxin contamination: The socio-economic impact

the socio-economic impact of mycotoxin contamination

The impact that mycotoxin contamination has on the nutritional status of both animals and humans, as well as the economic threat it poses, has been clearly defined and quantified. However, the socio-economic impact that these mycotoxins have is a far more complex issue. The levels of mycotoxin contamination and their overall effect can be compounded…

Mycotoxin contamination: The economic impact

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Local opinions vary from sceptical to highly concerned regarding the threat that mycotoxin contamination poses as well as the negative impact it has on livestock production and food security. Due to the increasing incidence of mycotoxin contamination and the associated risks, it remains a priority in the international arena. It is important to understand the…

Mycotoxin contamination: The nutritional impact

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Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites that are produced by on-field and instorage fungus growth. Due to the size and unique structural characteristics of mycotoxins, their presence and their deleterious effects on animal nutrition are sometimes difficult to quantify. With mycotoxin contamination on the rise worldwide, it is critical for both producers and nutritionists to fully understand…