In contrast to terrestrial animals, the absence of clear clinical signs that can be attributed to mycotoxicoses in aquatic species has kept this topic away in aquaculture discussions.
Today, it is known that the biological effects of mycotoxins in aquatic species are thought to be directly linked to their concentration in the feed and to the animal's age and species. In aquaculture production, mycotoxins, among other factors, will affect growth performance, feed efficiency and disease resistance, with obvious economic losses for producers.
As fish meal is being increasingly replaced by less expensive sources of protein of plant origin, aquaculture feeds now have a higher risk of being contaminated by at least one type of mycotoxin. Mycotoxin contamination of aquafeeds occur particularly in countries with humid tropical climates owing to many factors, among which are climatic conditions conducive to mold growth and inappropriate methods of feed processing and storage.
With global trade in feed raw materials, such mycotoxin risks can occur anywhere. The Mycofix® product line from BIOMIN is a range of specially developed feed additives that protect the health of the animal.
The Mycofix® product line represents specially developed feed additives that protect animal health by deactivating mycotoxins found in contaminated feed. Mycofix® is suitable for use in poultry, pig and ruminant feed as well as fish and shrimp diets.