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Latest Mycotoxins Blog Posts

Improving the diagnosis of deoxynivalenol ingestion in rainbow trout

Future growth and sustainability of the aquaculture industry depend on the sector’s ability to identify economically viable and environmentally friendly alternatives to marine-derived ingredients.

Mycotoxin Survey 2018: First Insights into Regional Harvest Results

As in previous years, BIOMIN is conducting a worldwide mycotoxin monitoring program (BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey). The sample collection and data collection is currently in full swing but an outlook on...

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...



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Mycotoxin Survey in US corn: January 2019 update

Our January update from the annual Biomin® PROcheck mycotoxin survey in corn harvested in 2018 includes 378 samples from 29 states. Thus far, clear trends of mycotoxin prevalence and contamination...

Mycotoxin Survey in US corn: December 2018 update

This report is based on 232 samples of 2018 corn harvest from 25 different states.

Mycotoxins in Forages – What about my Pastures?

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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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