New tests shed light on how mycotoxins contaminate feed

New tests shed light on how mycotoxins contaminate feed

High-resolution testing has illuminated just how often animal feed is contaminated with multiple toxic compounds.

High-resolution testing has revealed myriad new ways that mycotoxin contamination affects animal health, Trevor Smith, an adjunct professor in the animal biosciences department at the University of Guelph, said during an interview at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta. In one recent study, he said, tests detected 37 different mycotoxins in Italian-grown corn; at least seven toxins were present in all collected samples.