Managing Mycotoxins Differently
Grain contaminated with fusarium mould is at a higher prevalence when the conditions are humid. A mycotoxin that can be produced from fusarium mould in cereal grains is deoxynivalenol. Pigs are very sensitive to this mycotoxin, with only 1 ppm guideline for ingestion. Often multiple different mycotoxins are found in contaminated grains, with zearalenone also having a strong effect on pigs and should be avoided all together, with a guideline of 0.5 ppm. Hybrid grains can be used that are more resistant to fusarium mould in order to decrease the amount of feed contaminated.
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