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Latest Mycotoxins Blog Posts

When the threat pops up

The presence of the highly toxic Aspergillus flavus metabolite Aflatoxin B1 causes a dangerous health risk not only to animals but also to humans, which is proven by a recent incident in Austria. 

Climate change, farming and mycotoxins: Welcome unpredictability!

The global climate is changing, bringing with it more extreme, unpredictable weather events and often higher mycotoxin contamination.

The Effect of Mycotoxins on Swine Fertility

Swine fertility has a significant effect on farm profitability. Along with other factors, the number of pigs produced per sow per year defines the production cost per pig. It is crucial to sustain...

Regional Results of Global Mycotoxin Occurrence through June 2018

According to the results of the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey, from March to June 2018, we can notice an increase of mycotoxins such as fumonisins, deoxynivalenol and zearalenone in feedstuffs.

Solving Mycotoxin-Related Sow Fertility Problems

Various mycotoxins can negatively affect a sow’s reproductive performance. Deoxynivalenol and zearalenone in particular tend to occur simultaneously and are known to have an outsized impact on pig...

Short-term and Low Dose Deoxynivalenol Exposure Reduces Rainbow Trout Performance

A new scientific paper published in the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society reveals that even short or low level exposure to deoxynivalenol hinders the performance of rainbow trout.

Regional Results of Global Mycotoxin Occurrence through March 2018

Results of the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey conducted from January to March 2018 indicate that deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM) are again the most common mycotoxins found in feedstuffs.



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About the author

Michele MUCCIO

Michele Muccio is a product manager in the competence center mycotoxins at the ‘Erber Group’ headquarters in Getzersdorf, Austria. He earned his master’s degree in biotechnology, with specialization in enzyme engineering at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, with a thesis on the identification of novel epoxide hydrolase-like enzymes from soil bacteria. Before he graduated in biotechnology at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’. During his studies, he participated to several international research projects in Italy, the Netherlands and Austria.

Michele Muccio joined BIOMIN as a Mycofix® product manager in 2015.


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