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Toxins

Toxins in feed can have a negative effect on all species of animals. The most notable signs of toxins in feed are feed refusal and reproductive issues. Here is a list of the toxins we provide with some additional information


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Deoxynivalenol (DON) or Vomitoxin Most commonly produced by fusarium graminearum mold.
Called Vomitoxin because it can commonly be associated with vomiting in swine.
Can reduce milk production in dairy cattle.
Cautionary Levels (in final ration): Swine < 1 ppm, Beef Cattle & Chickens < 5
ppm, All other animals < 2 ppm.
Zearalenone Most commonly produced by fusarium graminearum mold.
Causes reproductive problems in livestock.
Cautionary Levels (in final ration): Swine < 0.5 ppm, Dairy Cattle < 0.5 ppm
T-2 Is also a fusarium mold
Can cause digestive problems and suppress the immune system.
Cautionary Levels (in final ration): Swine < 1 ppm, Dairy Cattle < 100 ppb.
Aflatoxin Produced by Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus.
Can cause immune suppression, interference with reproduction.
Can be transferred to the milk in dairy cattle.
Cautionary Levels (in final ration): Swine & Poultry < 100 ppb, Dairy Cattle < 20ppb, Beef Cattle < 300 ppb