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…

Mycotoxin management: Prevention is better than cure

We are surrounded daily by hundreds of fungi species of which each produces its own unique collection of metabolites aWe are constantly surrounded by hundreds of fungal species that each produce their own unique collection of metabolites, and that are influenced by various environmental factors. These ever-present microflorae influence almost every aspect of our lives…

The real value of mycotoxin analyses

mycotoxin analysis

We are constantly surrounded by hundreds of fungal species that each produce their own unique collection of metabolites, and that are influenced by various environmental factors. These ever-present microflorae influence almost every aspect of our lives – sometimes in a positive way, such as penicillin, and sometimes negatively, as in the case of mycotoxins. Approximately…

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…

Measuring and managing mycotoxins

Mycotoxins pose an ever-present risk to animal production. Everywhere food and feed crops are produced and stored, mycotoxins are inevitably present, causing substantial losses for farmers and producers. The impact and severity of mycotoxicosis on animals are influenced by various factors, of which the concentration of a single mycotoxin is but one. Testing the levels…

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…

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