Limit mycotoxin contamination

mycotoxin contamination

In the previous two articles in this series, the focus was on the prevention of mycotoxin contamination, and the value of mycotoxin analyses. Mycotoxins can cause a lot of problems without a well-thought-out prevention strategy in place. In fact, even with a good strategy, toxins will still be present. The aim is not to prevent…

Adapting to the unpredictable (climate) storm

Max McKeown said, “All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation.” While you might be on the fence regarding Max’s quote, one thing is certain, climate change has us exposed to ever-changing environmental stressors, bringing about ever-changing challenges. Yes, with the aid of improved genetics and breeding, we can upgrade our flocks…

Fighting mycotoxins: an unseen enemy

How do you fight an enemy of which you are unaware? By ensuring you are prepared for the attack when it comes and being able to recognise the warning signs ahead of it. When we’re talking about silage, the unseen enemy we are fighting is mycotoxins. Before you roll your eyes, give me chance to…

Mycotoxins in stored grains – no use crying over spoiled milk

There is an age-old saying with timeless implications, ‘There is no use crying over spilt milk.’ Down the years, many people have taken note and applied this to various aspects of their lives. However, spilt milk and spoiled milk are the subject of completely different conversations. The one implies that we should not worry about…

Mycotoxins in silage – the silent thief

Imagine for a moment that a thief were to break into your house every night, stealing discrete amounts of your hard-earned savings, right from under your bed. You might not notice at first, but after months of constant losses, it could cost you everything. In the house of agriculture this thief has been stealing and…

Do you know the risk of mycotoxin exposure in pet food diets?

pets eating

Mycotoxin contamination is a well-known problem in production animal diets, but what is the risk of mycotoxin exposure in pet food diets? An article entitled: “Risk assessment of the exposure to mycotoxins in dogs and cats through the consumption of commercial dry food” was recently published in Science of The Total Environment by Maćias-Montes et…

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