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. 

Mycotoxin prevalence is a global concern

Use our Global Mycotoxin Database to see an up-to-date overview of current mycotoxin data, based on our live data collections through Mycomaster and the analysis of thousands of samples of over 40 different feed materials and final feeds.

You can zoom in by clicking on the country of your interest, or by filtering on the applicable parameters at the right of the map. Current data shown is a comparison over the last 12 months.  

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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

Listen to FeedChat by Misset and hear about mycotoxin threats in various growing regions, consequences of multiple mycotoxin contamination to animal health and producer economics and how climate change could impact the prevalence of mycotoxins. Click on the image to tune in!

Speakers: Vincent ter Beek (Editor of Pig Progress, left) and Pedro Caramona (Global Programme Manager Mycotoxin Risk Management, right) 

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