Ruminants are not 100% protected by the Rumen!

Date of publication : 2/1/2012
Source : Neovia

Mycotoxins are well-known for their effects on monogastric animals. But ruminants, until recently, were considered as "protected" through the detoxification action of rumen flora.

However, recent scientific studies show that only 20 to 30% of mycotoxins are really detoxified in the rumen. These studies have also highlighted the mycotoxins depressor effects on ruminants performance.

Moreover, some mycotoxins may be transformed into much more toxic molecules. As a consequence, aflatoxin M1 (metabolite of the AFB1) may be found into the milk, for instance. As AFM1 is carcinogenic for human, many countries worldwide have determined a maximum rate in milk.

In this context, NEOVIA has designed T5X. On the one hand, the research program has proved the T5X potential effect to prevent aflatoxin contamination in dairy milk (in vitro and in vivo trials) and on the other hand, it has evaluated its benefits in farms, suspected of zootechnical depressive effects due to mycotoxins multi-contaminations.

Read: T5X and Zootechnical performances of dairy cows facing suspected mycotoxins problems. Northern profile (Trichotecens / ZEA / Fumo)

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