News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Liz Norton

Liz Norton is technical manager for Micron Bio-Systems.


Tailoring mycotoxin controls in poultry feed

Understanding the specific mycotoxin threat present in poultry feed and taking specific action can help to minimize its impact on poultry health and production.
The susceptibility of poultry to the negative effects of mycotoxin ingestion have been known for more than 50 years, ever since the "Turkey X Syndrome" outbreak in 1960 was traced to the presence of the Aspergillus spp. mycotoxin aflatoxin (AFB1) in turkey feed.
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Mycotoxin threats and solutions for pigs

Until recently, the impact of species-specific aspects of the mycotoxin threat and potential solutions has been largely overlooked.
It is widely recognized that mycotoxins in feed ingredients pose a significant threat to pig health and performance. In fact, of all livestock species, pigs are considered to be the most susceptible to the negative effects of mycotoxins, with the Fusarium-derived mycotoxins fumonisin (FUM) and zearalenone (ZON) known to be acutely toxic to pigs.
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