According to the latest report, 100% of livestock and poultry that consume feed containing corn byproducts will be exposed to potentially harmful mycotoxins.1 For those whose feed contains corn, that risk is still a strong 57%.1
Produced by molds, mycotoxins are naturally occurring toxins that can cause a host of negative effects on livestock and poultry, impacting animal health and performance — and producers' bottom lines.
Approximately 300 to 400 different mycotoxins have been identified and reported to date. However, a select few mycotoxins cause the majority of concerns related to livestock and poultry health today: aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2/HT-2 toxin, and zearalenone.2
How do mycotoxins affect livestock and poultry?
Mycotoxins negatively impact gut health and can lead to:
- Compromised immune function
- Reduced performance
- Oxidative stress
- Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)