Mould can produce mycotoxins. Since mycotoxins have a negative effect on feed quality and intake, and on animal health, they are a global problem in animal feed production. Mould can easily develop in the event of adverse weather during growth and when grain kernels are damaged during harvesting and storage.
Bringing the lab to the sample
Timely knowledge on mycotoxin contamination is vital for taking effective management measures.
Selko’s TOXO® range offers multiple mechanisms and solutions for Aflatoxin, Zearalenone, Deoxynivalenol, Fumonisin, Ochratoxin and T-2/HT2.
TOXO-MX is a mycotoxin binder based on smectite clay, with a high ability to bind Aflatoxins in the gastrointestinal tract. The properties of the interlayers of smectite clay allow Aflatoxin molecules to bind, but the smectite clays in TOXO-MX do not bind nutrients and can be safely used in animal feed and premixes. TOXO-MX also has excellent free-flowing properties and can be added to premixes as an anti-caking agent. [read more]
Mycomaster – rapid sample analysis
Mycotoxins can be present even when no moulds are visible, although the appearance of mould does not always mean that mycotoxins are present in feed. Mycomaster is a fast and simple in-house analysis tool that measures mycotoxins in raw materials.
The Mycomaster rapid analysis reader gives a reliable indication of mycotoxin contamination and can be connected to our global data exchange system. This easy-to-use tool gives fast results and is cost-effective, which means that you can analyse mycotoxins yourself. With the results from the Mycomaster, you can adjust and apply the right dosage of TOXO to your feed.