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The role of mycotoxin adsorbents in the feed industry

HISTORY Twenty years ago clays were used as anti-caking agents. In the 80's, Research was done by Dr. Taylor and Dr. Phillips 87-88 with Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicates (HSCAS) as an Aflat...
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Mycotoxins in Swine Feed

Basic Considerations Fusarium in Wheat and Barley Wheat, corn, and barley together account for about 65% of the world production of cereals, and all are susceptible to pre-harvest infection by Fusarium f...
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Effects of Mycotoxins (Aflatoxin B1,deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, vomitoxin T-2) on the Health and Productivity of Specific Production Animals (Agranco Corp.)

Swine Swine are sensitive to mycotoxins, especially nursing or nursery-age swine. In general, mycotoxins cause reductions in feed intake, growth performance, and immune function when levels are relatively low....
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Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites (by-products) produced by various generations of fungi when they grow on agricultural products before or after harvest or during transportation or storage. In general, t...
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Zearalenone in South African Pig Feeds

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. Zearalenone is a resorcyclic acid lactone co...
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Fusarium Head Blight and Cattle Performance

Fusarium Head Blight has become the most important cereal disease in Manitoba. FHB was first reported in Manitoba in 1923. It then either disappeared or existed at negligible levels until 1984 when the firs...
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The effect of exchangeable cations in clinoptilolite and montmorillonite on the adsorption of aflatoxin B1

Magdalena Tomaševic-Canovic* - Aleksandra Dakovic - Vesna Markovic - Dragan Stojšic1 Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials, P. O. Box 390, YU-11001, Belgrade and 1 VMA - In...
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Effects of Mycotoxins on Poultry Health and Productivity

Aflatoxin affects all poultry species. Although it generally takes relatively high levels to cause mortality, low levels can be detrimental if continually fed. Young poultry, especially ducks and turkeys, a...
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Mycotoxin effects on the pig immune system

INTRODUCTION Mycotoxins are structurally diverse secondary metabolites of fungi that grow on a variety of feeds and foods consumed by animals and man, respectively. The clinical toxicological syndr...
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Aurofusarin, a newly described Fusarium graminearum mycotoxin: oxidative stress and protective effect of MycosorbTM

INTRODUCTION Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of moulds and their negative effects on poultry production are difficult to overestimate. More than 300 mycotoxins have been shown to induce signs of ...
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