Injectable trace minerals may help dairy cows fight aflatoxin

· July 31, 2018

Injectable trace minerals may be the answer for dairy cattle that have consumed aflatoxin-contaminated feed, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. “If we’re providing enough trace minerals to manufacture more detoxifying enzymes, the liver has a better chance of fighting the aflatoxin,” explains Russell Pate, doctoral student in the Department of […]

K-State study: Cleaning corn can reduce mycotoxins by 30%

· November 14, 2017

Cleaning corn with common industry methods can reduce mycotoxins that may be present in the crop, but Kansas State University researchers are also cautioning that highly contaminated corn still may not be safe for animal feed or alternate uses even after cleaning. The term mycotoxins refers to toxic properties caused in plants by mold and […]

Researchers develop groundnut resistant to aflatoxin

· November 1, 2017

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, Missouri have made a discovery that has the potential to drastically improve food safety and reduce losses caused by the contamination from the poisonous carcinogen, aflatoxin. With collaborators at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, United States […]

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