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All About Feed: Understanding mycotoxin presence in pig feeds

April 3, 2024

Analysis of global pig feed conducted by the Alltech 37+ analytical laboratory reveals the ubiquitous nature of these unwanted contaminants. 100% of samples contained mycotoxins, with an average of 8.1 mycotoxins per sample (284 samples, June 2023 to January 2024). The presence of these mycotoxins in feed can have negative effects on the growth, feed intake, feed efficiency, gut health and immunity of pigs. We typically associate animal impacts with higher concentrations of mycotoxins, i.e. those above regulatory guidelines, but a growing body of literature is showing that lower or chronic levels of mycotoxins can also have negative effects.

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