2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Results for Swine Feed

26 February 2017, at 12:00am

GLOBAL - Mycotoxins are known to have a broad range of negative effects on animals. These secondary metabolites produced by fungi infect all types of grains, and are produced either on the field following plant stress brought by damage or droughts, or during storage.

Figure 1: The negative effects of mycotoxins on pigs.

Since 2004, BIOMIN has conducted an extensive annual survey global survey to gauge the occurrence of major mycotoxins in finished feed and raw commodities. The survey is conducted in cooperation with world-leading research organizations in the field of mycotoxins and uses state of the art technology, including LC/MS-MS. The 2016 edition of the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey covers over 16000 samples from 81 countries.