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Article published the December 17, 2021
IntroductionMycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by some filamentous fungi that grow naturally in many commodities around the world [1,2]. In Brazil, contamination of substrates by mycotoxigenic fungi is rather common, since climatic conditions favor their development and the production of mycotoxins. These substances are chiefly produced by three fungal genera: Aspergillus, Penicil ...
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Article published the October 19, 2021
IntroductionCorn (Zea mays L.) is one of the most cultivated cereals around the world. It has a relevant role in economy and society due to its high nutritional value and productive potential [1,2]. Brazil is the third major producer of corn, after the United States and China [3]. Most Brazilian states are corn producers, but the largest volume of the cereal is harvested in the mid-west, the south ...
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Article published the June 19, 2019
In recent decades there has been a growth in the interaction of people with dogs and cats, mainly because of the proximity of the human relationship with pets. This relationship involves walking, bathing and grooming, visits to the veterinarian and even a special diet, as pets are treated as an integral part of the family. Recent data from IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) sho ...
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Article published the June 19, 2019
Brazil occupies an important position in the world ranking of pork production, both as producer and exporter, behind only China, the European Union and the United States. Such growth is due to varied factors, such as genetics, management, sanitation and nutrition. All this care has made pork very attractive and pleasing to the palate, thus opening up new markets. Rations are intensively used withi ...
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Article published the July 30, 2018
Pegasus, in the Greek mythology, was the winged stallion that carried the thunderbolts of Zeus. Thunderbolts represent light and speed, simultaneously. To obtain speed in the risk management of mycotoxins is, today, a reality within the field of business.Management of mycotoxinsThe technical concepts that involve the animal losses caused by the mycotoxins have already been established, especially ...
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Article published the June 28, 2018
1 IntroductionAs a result of its nutritional properties, wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most frequently eaten cereals all over the world by both humans and animals (Vieira, 2006). Brazil is not self-sufficient in the production of this cereal; producing less than half of its consumption needs, and such production is subject to market fluctuations. Because of milder temperatures, the so ...
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Article published the September 14, 2017
IntroductionAflatoxins are secondary metabolites from certain fungal lineages of the Aspergillus genus, mainly A. flavus and A. parasiticus. Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 are natural contaminants of seeds and feed, mainly nuts, peanuts, cotton seeds, maize, and other oilseeds (Sweeney and Dobson, 1998; Stroka et al., 2000).Obtaining trustable results on mycotoxins analysis in feed is important for ...
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Article published the January 6, 2017
INTRODUCTIONFumonisins are secondary metabolites of Fusarium verticilloides and were first isolated and chemically characterized in 1988 (Gelderblom et al. 1988). About 28 homologues have been discovered since then. However, from a toxicological standpoint, Fumonisin B1 (FB) is the most common and studied homologue. Others, such as FB2 , FB3 , and FB4 are less prevalent (Voss et al. 2007). FB prev ...
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