Mycotoxin occurrence data reveal that the majority of feed ingredients are tainted with various mycotoxins and very frequently even a combination of different toxins can be found in the feed. Much of the scientific community readily recognizes the overt clinical symptoms and performance effects; however, more recent research with lower, more commonly experienced doses have elucidated physiologic and immunologic consequences leading to different health issues and performance depression. Therefore employing a comprehensive approach including determination of the prevalence of mycotoxins, effects of mycotoxicoses and strategies to counteract mycotoxins is imperative to improve the production efficacy.
BIOMIN has sponsored a symposium during this year's annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association. This symposium discussed the following topics in detail,
- An overview of mycotoxins relevant in poultry nutrition
- Recent data on the occurrence of mycotoxins in feed an feed ingredients
- Update on the current and new technologies of mycotoxin analysis and discuss the relevance of masked and emerging (myco)toxins
- The effect of mycotoxins on gut health and the immune system
- Current research and achievements in the field of enzymatic detoxification of mycotoxins and the science behind aflatoxin binders
New Strategies to Counteract the Effects of Mycotoxins on Poultry Health and Performance
Overview of mycotoxins relevant in poultry nutrition, toxicological effects.
D. Ledoux, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
Legislation of mycotoxins in different regions; occurrence and long-term trend analysis of mycotoxins.
K. Naehrer, BIOMIN Research Center, Austria.
Current status of analytical tools for mycotoxin analysis, masked and emerging mycotoxins.
F. Berthiller, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
Influence of mycotoxins on gut health (e.g., modulation of intestianl functions); mycotoxins as prediposing factors of necrotic enteritis.
T. Applegate, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Influence of mycotoxins on the immune system of poultry species.
B. Grenier, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Update on recent advances of microbial and enzymatic mycotoxin deactivation.
G. Schatzmayr, BIOMIN Research Center, Austria
Use of enterosorbents to counteract aflatoxins in feed.
T. Phillips, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Recording not available due to publication limitations