Article published the September 14, 2017
Aflatoxins 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 ...
Participation in Forum on February 22, 2017
Congratulations on your 30 years of work.
Much more than products, Special Nutrients has a passion for teaching mycotoxins.
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Article published the January 6, 2017
Fumonisins 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 pr ...
Video published on October 17, 2014
Dr. Carlos Mallmann presents some of the most harmful mycotoxins that can attack pigs, and how to recognize and prevent them at the 3rd LiAn Forum at Malaysia.
Video published on October 16, 2014
Dr. Carlos Mallmann presents some of the most harmful mycotoxins that can attack poultry, and how to recognize and prevent them at the Feed Safety Seminar 2.0 in China.
Participation in Forum on April 14, 2014
Dear Dr Ghosh,
Yes. The most important international products are evaluated by LAMIC.
Ask they for the password.
Participation in Forum on April 29, 2013
Dear Salvador All companies operating in Guatemala has a "agreement" from the Federal University of Santa Maria (LAMIC). This information is on this website (http://www.lamic.ufsm.br/web/?q=resultados_aam). Your supplier for Guatemala certainly has the login and password to provide. Important. All companies have their information. You only need to request this information from the same. Best rega ...
Article published the December 10, 2012
1. Factors that interfere in mycotoxin production
Mycotoxins are toxic substances that result from secondary metabolism of several strains of filamentous fungi. They are organic compounds with low molecular weight and no immunogeneticity. In tropical and subtropical climates the fungi development is enhanced by factors such as excellent humidity and temperature conditions. Fungi grow and spread ...
Participation in Forum on July 30, 2012
Dear Dr. Jadoon, Controlled studies are performed with higher levels of mycotoxins. The goal is always to obtain a statistical difference. Due to the reduced number of animals these levels are required.We conducted only one study with laying hens. There was mainly an interference in egg size and mortality in the third week. Our experience, report problems with lower levels, largely because of oth ...
Article published the December 2, 2011
ABSTRACT Mycotoxins are contaminants of many cereals and derivatives used as ingredients in poultry diets. They are considered secondary metabolites produced by fungi that develop well in tropical climates. When they are present in moderate to high concentrations in the diet, it might result in death, and when used in low doses, it may compromise production indexes, such as decrease ...