As part of Innovad’s stress control platform, we offer the possibility to monitor the mycotoxin risk in raw materials and feed. Last year, we received samples from twenty-four different countries through this program. These samples were analysed using rapid test or LC-MS/MS, both at high sensitivity level. The results of these analyses help us to extract important conclusions about mycotoxin threat levels for the six main mycotoxins (deoxynivalenol, aflatoxins, fumonisins, zearalenone, ochratoxin A and T-2) in feed and feed ingredients from the different geographical regions across the globe.
Co-exposure is the highly prevalent
Results confirm that animals are continuously exposed to mycotoxins as most of the analysed samples (86.5%) were contaminated with one or more mycotoxins. It is important to note that, most of the samples were co-contaminated with two or more mycotoxins (63.4%). The large co-presence detected in the feed ingredients is of concern as their combined toxic effect is often synergistic or additive causing a greater impact than the individual mycotoxin effects.
High concentrations across all feeds
Almost 15% of the samples (24.5% from ruminants, 10.8% from swine and 2.4% from poultry) had higher levels than the limits established by European Commission (EC) with samples exceeding limits across mycotoxins and species.
Strong geographical differences in prevalence
Interestingly, strong geographical differences were detected among the studied mycotoxins. For example, samples from Europe and North America had a large presence of deoxynivalenol (71 and 86%, respectively), but deoxynivalenol was only detected in 51% of the samples from Asia. Besides, while the highest deoxynivalenol concentrations were found in the samples from North-America and Europe, 90% of the samples with aflatoxins presence were from south-east Asia and Latin America.
Get in touch with Dr. Arnau Vidal (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discover the mycotoxin risk detected in raw materials and feed specifically from your geographical area:
– Americas (North-America and Latin America),
– Europe (North/Center, East and South),
– Asia (North-East)
All round mycotoxin control management system
Innovad offers a unique mycotoxin control strategy to manage mycotoxin risk from raw materials to the farm applying a 3-tier strategy through our RISE® program: