For centuries, mycotoxicosis represents a major challenge for livestock production industry, all over the world.
Why does mycotoxicosis represents a major challenge?
Because, it can cause outbreaks of illnesses in many species.
Because, it’s economic impact is usually enormous.
Because, Treatment against it, is generally ineffective
Mycotoxicosis has been a major but unrecognized food safety issue for several centuries. Animal studies have shown that, besides acute effects, mycotoxins can cause carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic effects. In view of their presence in many foods and their stability during processing, mycotoxins are considered a major public health concern. Mycotoxins-contaminated animal feed can lead to the transfer of toxins through milk and meat to human beings.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimating that as much as 25% of the world’s Agricultural commodities are contaminated with mycotoxins, leading to significant economic losses.
In many cases, Aflatoxins contaminations mean the difference between profit and loss to the poultry Industry.
A number of strategies have been developed to help prevent the growth of mycotoxigenic fungi as well as to decontaminate and/or detoxify mycotoxin contaminated foods and animal feedsThese strategies include:
- The prevention of mycotoxin contamination
- Detoxification of mycotoxins present in food and feed
- Inhibition of mycotoxin absorption in the gastrointestinal Tract through use of mycotoxin binders.
>Toxin binders with single component are not able to bind all types of toxins.
>A mixture can cover the toxin spectrum better as they have complementary synergistic effect together.
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