Thank you for your good comments and studies. The main concern today in the Mycotoxin problematic is the actual control by companies and growers. You can analyse all the symptons in histo pathology, but the main concern is the way companies employ resourses for testing and prevention. In my 34 years experience in the animal busines and more than 65 countries travelled, I hardly find a good control of mycotoxin prevention.
Owners against technitians are based on economical factors. When economical crisis affects growers and producer, the first to cut is testing, laboratory diagnois and detection methods.
If you travel to southern Asia, it is common for Afka to be at levels of 100-150 PPb and based on local studies that level does not affect any of their production. Of course they do not realize that they may have a synergy with other toxins that in fact may cause other problems. The first thing that owners allow is antibiotic use or vaccine prevention without realizing that sometimes it is a mycotoxing that is really the cause.
We need to educate the owners that mycotoxins is one of the main causes of their problems. They need to put more effort and cost effective methods to test, analyse and prevent, like ELISA's, PCR, etc. They also need to use mold inhibitors and mycotoxin adsorbents.
It is not a good pratice to use an adsorbent without a mold inhibitor, its like using oil and no fuel. In my experience, educating them how to take a sample, analyse, verify mixtures and feed ingredients that may affect their end product is escential to their elimination of antibiotic, and other vaccines that are not needed atn the time.
I understand that animal organs are affected at all times, a good adsorbent needs to have enzimes for replacement of damaged enzimes caused by mycotoxins, a good MOS, Beta glucan to enhance the immune system, FOS, MOS, Pro biotocs and Pre biotics, as well as a goos hepatic helper , like artichoke or cilimarine cactus.
It is crucial in helping the animal to regenerate it's defenses and protect the organs that could be damaged. For example in the US in Texas they make clays that are treated, but no other elements are factor into the solution of animal health except adsorbtion of mycotoxins. That is not the answer. You can work with a combination of clays, but you are not helping the regeneration of organs or elimainating bacteria or other elements in the health of the animal.
Let's try to concentrate in developing new products that could focus on many aspects of animal health. This is the answer of the future. while antibiotic are being banned in many countries, we need natural products that can replace medicines that could factor into a better protection in the animal health.
Again, is all up to the production companies to invest and implement systems that will help them produce better and healthier animals.