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New Aspects of the Impact of Fumonisin on Pig Health

10 October 2014
Biomin

GLOBAL - Results from the latest Biomin Mycotoxin Survey 2014 (January – September) confirm that fumonisins are globally most common in corn (maize).

Fumonisin contamination of the pig diet is most commonly derived from corn contaminated with Fusarium verticillioides and Fusarium proliferatum. Brand new results from the Biomin Mycotoxin Survey 2014 (January – September) confirm that fumonisins are globally most common in corn.

Out of 512 corn samples, 82 per cent contained up to 130,246ppb (corn sampled in Malaysia) of fumonisins. The average fumonisin contamination of positive corn samples was 2,280ppb.

Similar to other fusariotoxins, occurrence of fumonisins is ubiquitous and not limited to a specific climate, as shown below.

Biomin

In the biggest corn-producing countries such as Brazil, Argentina and USA, the contamination of corn with fumonisins was up to 100 per cent with an average contamination of 3,297ppb and a maximum contamination of 44,752ppb (Brazil).

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