Mycotoxins in feed
Cold and rainy summers, when grain harvesting extends far into the fall, expose crops to Fusarium molds, which produce very long-lasting toxins harmful to farm animals. The best way to combat the harmful effects of toxins is to reduce their production, for example, through crop planning and engineering. When using low-quality cereals as feed material, the disadvantages can also be countered by so-called mold catchers, the activity of which is mainly based on the binding of toxins to their uncharged surface.
This experiment investigates whether the raw material containing mycothoxins affects the growth and health of the mink and whether negative effects can be prevented by using mold catchers in the feed.
For more information on this experiment take contact with our nutrition researcher Maarit Mohaibes.