Mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins that are caused by fungal growth on feed or forage. Exposure to mycotoxins can lead to a range of different diseases. Depending on the duration of exposure and concentration of mycotoxin the effects can range from carcinogenic, organ toxicity and immunosuppressive.
We provide a quantitative analysis by mass spectrometry covering the 6 main mycotoxins of importance to all animals (aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2, deoxynivalenol, fumonisin B1 and B2, ochratoxin, T-2, HT-2 and zearalenone).
It is recommended that feed and forages, especially haylage and silage with a particular focus on open pit silage, are monitored periodically during storage as changes in weather conditions can affect the hygiene and subsequent mycotoxin production throughout the storage period.