Mycotoxin:Threat to Farm Animals

Mycotoxin:Threat to Farm Animals


Mycotoxins are toxic substances originating from the secondary metabolism of different types of fungi such as Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Mycotoxins can cause a variety of adverse health effects and pose a serious health threat to both humans and livestock.

Mycotoxins are produced by fungi growing on crops in the field or during the storage of crops or due to different climatic conditions specific to region, , mycotoxin contamination in food and feed is a worldwide problem. Among hundreds of known mycotoxins, aflatoxins (AFs), ochratoxin A (OTA), fumonisins (FBs), zearalenone (ZEA) and trichothecenes (DON, T-2, HT-2) are considered the major mycotoxins in animal production.

There are several ill-effects of mycotoxins on animal growth and overal life cycle of animals. The immune system which is primarily responsible for defence mechanism against any invading organisms is suppressed by mycotoxins, may eventually decrease resistance to infectious diseases, reactivate chronic infections and/or decrease vaccine and drug efficacy.Significant economic losses are associated with mycotoxins due to their impact on animal performance.

Thus it is utmost important to reduce the effects of mycotoxins on animal performance. The most effeicient approach is to use a board spectrum of mycotoxin binder.

KNC nutrition has developed a range of MYKOBIND products to counteract the negative effects of mycotoxin contamination.

We at KNC Nutrition provide an optimum solution to reduce the toxin levels at farms by analysing the toxin levels in the feed and in the end products on site through QRMT service.

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