Alltech 37+® Test Now Identifies 5 Extra Mycotoxins

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Cattle, Feed

The state-of-the-art Alltech 37+® mycotoxin analytical services laboratory now open at Alltech’s European Bioscience Centre in Ireland. Dr. Sanja Trajkovic pictured analyzing samples for mycotoxin contamination.

The Alltech 37+® test now identifies five extra mycotoxins that can threaten animal health and producer profitability. This brings the total for testing and analyzing samples to over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed.

Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profitability, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges is very important for farmers. Alltech is a world leader in mycotoxin management and now has the ability to test for over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed samples. With this new analytical capability, Alltech is able to not only detect these new mycotoxins, but can also begin to understand how they can impact animal performance and health.

The Alltech 37+® mycotoxin analysis test is the cornerstone of the Alltech® Mycotoxin Management program, as it tests for more than 37 types of mycotoxins. When samples are submitted for testing, farmers will now see an additional five mycotoxins that have recently gained attention in scientific research for becoming important to the agriculture industry.

These additional mycotoxins and toxicity symptoms are:
– Citrinin:
Kidney damage, oxidative stress, gut health challenges, diarrhea/loose manure
– Beauvericin:
Oxidative stress, antimicrobial activity, contamination of milk/meat
– Moniliformin:
o Heart damage, immune suppression, loss of performance
– Citreoviridin:
o Vitamin B1 deficiency, immune suppression, oxidative stress, poor reproductive performance, reduced weight gain
– Cyclopiazonic acid:
o GIT damage, oxidative stress, immune suppression, loss of performance