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2013 Mycotoxin Management Summit Highlights New Strategies to Old Problems

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – 2012 may easily have been deemed the ‘year of the mycotoxin’ in North America. The widespread drought and extreme weather conditions created all of the right conditions for a storm of toxins in last year’s harvest and left many industry experts questioning how to best mitigate the problem.

Alltech’s first annual North America Mycotoxin Management Summit plans to address many of last year’s issues and share the latest in mycotoxin research and development. “Making Sense of the Maze... New Strategies for Old Problems” will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Ky., Apr. 4-5, 2013. The Summit aims to provide an open forum for discussion on mycotoxin research and analysis as well as an opportunity to present the newest applications in mycotoxin management.

Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Summit will discuss how molds and mycotoxins from the 2012 drought may still be contaminating our feed bunks and silage piles and what remediation strategies to put in place.

“This Summit will examine the extent of the broad spectrum mycotoxin challenge facing North America livestock and poultry producers, and the actions needed to safeguard the quality of their feed, the health of their animals and, ultimately, their profits,” said Nick Adams, global sales director for Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team.

The North America Mycotoxin Management Summit agenda features:

  • A Novel Approach to Understanding Mycotoxin Mitigation- The Remediation System
    Alex Yiannikouris, Alltech
  • The Future of Mycotoxin Research Focusing on Immune Response
  • Mycotoxins 101 with Monogastrics- A Closer Look at Mycotoxin Effects
    Elizabeth Santin, University of Paraná
  • How the Swine Industry Views Mycotoxin Research
    Sung Woo Kim, North Carolina State University
  • Mycotoxin Management, A Holistic Approach- Mitigating the Effects of Mycotoxins
    Nick Adams, Alltech
  • Algae and its Powerful Role in the Future
    Becky Timmons, Alltech
  • 37+ Analysis and LC-MS/MS System- Building the Platform of Mycotoxin Management
    Lewis Jackson, Alltech
  • The Importance of a Coordinated Mycotoxin Management Program for Feed Mills
    Charles Stark, North Carolina State University
  • Mycotoxin Research, 20 Years and What Have We Learned?
    Karl Dawson, Alltech
  • Gut Health: The Gateway to Sustainable Animal Health and Performance
  • Mycotoxins in the Diet of the Dairy Cows: Identification of Risk Factors
    Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University
  • Assessing Penicillium Mycotoxins with In-Vitro Studies and Immunity
    Niel Karrow, University of Guelph
  • Solving the Mycotoxin Menace at the Farm Level
    Randy Asher, Animal Science Consulting
  • 2012 Harvest Analysis- How Does This Better Prepare Us in Predicting Mycotoxin Challenges?
    Steve Mobley, Alltech

Barry Crosby, a nutritionist with Advanced Dairy Nutrition in Utah, started using Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program to get the most thorough testing on suspected feeds, to find out what type of contamination was present and to provide suggested treatments for his customers.

“We have seen some herds have an increase in production when feeding the correct Alltech product and level,” Crosby said. “I am attending the Mycotoxin Summit to get the latest training regarding mycotoxins and to learn how to help my clients avoid and manage mycotoxin problems.”

The program will also demonstrate how Alltech’s 37+ Program works and allow industry members to speak one-on-one with experts in the field of mycotoxins. The event has been approved for eight ARPAS credits.

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