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8 Reasons to Use Broad Spectrum Mycotoxin Protection

18 October 2016
Biomin

GLOBAL - In livestock and aquaculture, feed additives are commonly used to counteract the negative effects of mycotoxins. There are many different kinds of products available on the market, the majority being binders. Some products tackle one specific mycotoxin, while others claim deactivation of several classes of mycotoxins.

At BIOMIN, we are often asked whether it’s better to focus on counteracting a single mycotoxin, or adopting a broad spectrum approach to mycotoxin risk management. Here are five reasons why broader protection is generally better.

1. Your mycotoxin challenge changes over time

Different strains of mycotoxigenic fungi attack plants and crops at different stages. Some strains like Fusarium mainly attack plants on the field, others like Aspergillus predominantly attack crops during storage when the conditions are favorable for their growth. So one single crop can be contaminated by different mycotoxins, produced by different fungi, at different stages. That’s why…

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