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Alltech can now test for five more mycotoxins in feed


Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profitability, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges in feed is very important for farmers. Alltech, a world leader in mycotoxin management, now has the ability to test for over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed samples. With this new analytical capability, Alltech is able to not only detect these new toxins, but can also begin to understand how they can impact animal performance and health.

The Alltech 37+ mycotoxin analysis test is the cornerstone of the Alltech Mycotoxin Management program, as it tests for more than 37 types of mycotoxins. When samples are submitted for testing, farmers will now see an additional five mycotoxins that have recently gained attention in scientific research for becoming important to the agriculture industry.

These additional mycotoxins and toxicity symptoms are:

  • Citrinin:Kidney damage, oxidative stress, gut health challenges, diarrhea/loose manure
  • Beauvericin: Oxidative stress, antimicrobial activity, contamination of milk/meat
  • Moniliformin:Heart damage, immune suppression, loss of performance
  • Citreoviridin:Vitamin B1 deficiency, immune suppression, oxidative stress, poor reproductive performance, reduced weight gain
  • Cyclopiazonic acid:GIT damage, oxidative stress, immune suppression, loss of performance

Alltech 37+ test results provide a realistic picture of feed contaminants in feed ingredients or total mixed rations to speed up the process of diagnosis, suggest effective remediation, and help move toward an effective mycotoxin control plan. Between Alltech’s 37+ mycotoxin analytical services laboratories in Lexington, Kentucky, and Dunboyne, Ireland, they have run nearly 20,000 samples, each searching for over 37 mycotoxins in animal feed.

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