Mycotoxin Risk Management

Mycotoxins have a negative effect on feed quality and feed intake, and can eventually affect animal health. The type and levels of moulds and mycotoxins in raw materials vary from region to region due to differences in climate conditions. Over 300 mycotoxins have been identified to-date. The main mycotoxins found in animal feed are Aflatoxins, Deoxynivalenol, Fumonisins, Zearalenone, Ochratoxins and T2-H2T.

The synergistic impact of multiple mycotoxin contamination in feed is often underestimated, but can result in reduced animal performance and financial losses

WattAgnet: Did you know that mycotoxin risks are not always region-specific or subject to climate conditions? We debunked 3 myths on mycotoxin management, read the article on WattAgnet


Analysis is key in understanding and managing mycotoxins.
Review our webinar on the mycotoxin analysis results of the last harvest.

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Speakers Pedro Ramos Caramona (Global Program Manager Mycotoxin Risk Management) and Ellen Van't Veer (Product Manager – Masterlab) explain how a decision making tool can support feed producers.

Feed Navigator: Greater contamination of feed grains by aflatoxin and fumonisin



The key to mycotoxin risk management is taking an integrated approach

A risk management programme enables feed producers to make decisions based on knowledge and data and to use mycotoxin control products more precisely. It also allows them to actively monitor mycotoxin risk, raising confidence in their products.

The benefits of an integrated mycotoxin risk management programme are:

Improved feed quality Smarter selection Better control Reduced production cost Improved profitability &performance

Trouw Nutrition's three-step programme helps to be in control and securing feed quality

1. Identify which mycotoxins may impair animal performance & measure contamination levels

  • Check potential contamination and improve predictability of results with the NutriOpt Mycotoxin Adviser
  • Health and performance review with Trouw Nutrition specialists
  • Mycomaster on-site rapid analysis

2. Implement risk control measures

3. Evaluate effect

  • Health and performance review with Trouw Nutrition specialists
  • Monitor raw material contamination with Mycomaster

The programme combines knowledge, services, and products into a customised solution

Be on top of mycotoxin analyses with the Mycomaster and NutriOpt Mycotoxin Adviser

Control mycotoxins with Selko TOXO