Selko holding Young Scientist Forum

Event scheduled for October

During the World Mycotoxin Forum 14th Conference in Antwerp, Belgium, October 9-11, Selko, Nutreco’s feed additives brand, is sharing findings on mycotoxin prevalence around the globe and the efficacy of varied mitigation strategies. The gathering will include the Young Scientist Forum, a call for next-gen scientists to share their insights and inspirations for applying science to address commercial mycotoxin challenges.

Students and young scientists are encouraged to submit a brief questionnaire seeking their input by September 27. Held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, the Young Scientist Forum will spark a robust and provocative exchange of how mycotoxin strategies may evolve in the future. An award presented during the forum will recognize the most insightful and inspirational idea proposed. “Fresh ideas and novel insights have always been key to implementing new solutions for some of the most complex problems in the feed-to-food chain,” said Dr. Swamy Haladi, technical commercial manager Mycotoxin Risk Management at Selko.

As a gold sponsor of the World Mycotoxin Forum Conference, Selko scientists and research partners will present nine research posters and deliver two oral presentations during the conference. Following is a preview of remarks and posters:

The need for HACCP-approach to manage mycotoxins in animal products. During remarks, Dr. Swamy Haladi will share five steps that can inform an integrated approach to reduce mycotoxin residues in animal products, protect animal health and help safeguard the safety of milk for human consumption.

An integrated mycotoxin-mitigating agent can effectively mitigate the combined toxicity of AFB1, DON and OTA in broiler breeder hens. In remarks, Dr. LV-Hui Sun, a full professor in the Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science at Huazhong Agricultural University and author of numerous publications on mycotoxins, will share research evaluating the efficacy of an integrated mycotoxin-mitigating agent in remediating adverse effects of co-occurring mycotoxins in broiler breeder hens. His remarks will consider the use of a binder to support laying and hatching performance, egg quality and health status of broiler breeder hens.

Posters presented by Selko and research partners include:

Regional review of mycotoxin prevalence in 2022–Africa and Middle East; Asia; Europe; Latin America

Broiler feed contaminated by multiple mycotoxins–evaluating efficacy of three commercial products

Effects of supplementing a mycotoxin mitigation feed additive in lactating dairy cows subjected to long-term exposure to Fusarium contaminated diet

Considering the efficacy of Bentonite to mitigate the negative effects of dietary Aflatoxin B12 on growth, performance, gut morphology and immunity of broilers

Evaluating the efficacy of bentonite against Vibrio parahemolycticus causing Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease in Pacific White Shrimp, Penaeus vannamei

Mitigating effects of mitigating agent in broiler chickens exposed to multiple mycotoxins

“Spanning species, continents and seas, mycotoxins present a chronic challenge when it comes to supporting safety across the feed-to-food chain,” said Dr. Haladi. “Research is essential to identify and deploy strategies that can help mitigate mycotoxins and the risks they pose to animals, humans and producers’ businesses.”



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