Mycotoxins - a growing problem
The type and levels of molds and mycotoxins in raw materials vary from region to region due to differences in climate conditions. As a result of climate change, there will be more frequent periods of adverse weather conditions and mycotoxins will occur more often. Over 300 mycotoxins have been identified to-date. The main mycotoxins found in animal feed are Aflatoxins, Deoxynivalenol, Fumonisins, Zearalenone, Ochratoxins and T2-H2T. Commonly found are two or more mycotoxins.
The synergistic impact of multiple mycotoxin contamination in feed is often underestimated, but can result in reduced animal performance and financial losses.