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Selected activated clays for broad-spectrum and strong mycotoxin binding

Selected activated clays for broad-spectrum and strong mycotoxin binding By Dr. Rick Carter, PhD, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific

Food contamination scandals continue to reinforce consumer concerns over how food is produced which adds to the pressures applied to primary producers. This may have contributed to the remarkable increase in scientific publications on mycotoxins over the last 15 years. Mycotoxins are produced from mould and so the prevention of mould growth would ensure the prevention of mycotoxin formation.

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A novel solution to tackle zearalenone

A novel solution to tackle zearalenone By Dr Elke Schoeters, R&D Director of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific and Dr Koh Thong Jin, Product Manager of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Asia Pacific.

Mycotoxins are important contributors to economic losses in pig production, especially zearalenone as it has a negative impact on sow's reproductive performance. The use of so-called mycotoxin binders has become a routine practice, as they prevent intestinal absorption of the toxins. This has led to the introduction of many different products on the market. However, they are not all equally effective and efficacy of many of them has not or inadequately been proven. Dr Elke Schoeters and Dr Koh Thong Jin describe a new and proven innovation in mycotoxin binders.

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