Late harvest caused higher mycotoxin threat in feeds
Source: Barb Glen, Producer.com, January 9, 2020
Mycotoxin levels were low in early samples of feed harvested in Western Canada. Then things changed.
Toxin levels are largely driven by weather, said All-Tech feed expert Dr. Max Hawkins. Rain in the later harvest season across much of the West opened the door and mycotoxins inched their way in.
He advised producers to test feed that was harvested later in the season to ensure it is safe for livestock consumption.
Depending on the species of livestock and the type and level of mycotoxin, feed contamination can cause digestive disorders including vomiting, intestinal damage and altered rumen function.
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