Alltech, a global leader in the animal health and nutrition industry, has decided to work together with Engormix.com in an effort to promote its new global project to help control mycotoxins through a combination of mycotoxin management programs and technologies.
Alltech will adopt a practical and solutions-orientated approach. So, for the first time, a company will promote a concept and not just a particular product in Engormix.com, making efficient use of its available online tools to strengthen a new concept and increase its presence in the whole community, especially in forums where the conceptual logo will be displayed when any member from the Alltech Team participates.
As part of this holistic approach to effectively manage mycotoxins, the global Mycotoxin Management Team from Alltech will not only assist in managing mycotoxins throughout the feed chain, but also in detecting and addressing the risks caused by more than 37 types of mycotoxins.
"It is now more important than ever to have a documented mycotoxin control program in place as the price of feed rises, the use of alternative raw ingredients increases and the need for improved feed efficiency is paramount," said Dr. Swamy Haladi, global technical manager, Mycotoxin Management Team. "We know mycotoxins are going to be more prevalent in certain processed raw materials and also that mycotoxins can negatively affect health and feed efficiency, ultimately impacting profitability. The potential threat of mycotoxin residues to human health should also be factored in"
One of the key elements of the project is Alltech's 37+ Program.
"The successful addition of the LC-MS2 analytical technique to Alltech's core competencies allowed the development of analytical methods for investigating more than 30 different mycotoxins quantitatively, and more than 50 others qualitatively in less than 15 minutes per sample analyzed, with limits of detection in the parts per trillion range. Patterns of contamination are now investigated in feed matrices to better capture mycotoxin profiles and the associated risks for the animal consuming contaminated feed material." Dr. Alexandros Yiannikouris, global analytical research director, Mycotoxin Management Team.