By Paula Kovalsky, Product Manager Mycofix®, BIOMIN Holding GmbH., Austria.
The analysis of different commodities from various regions is essential to obtain a clearer understanding of the worldwide occurrence of these fungal toxins. Implementing an effective mycotoxin risk management program is the best way to protect animals from the effects that mycotoxins have on health and performance. (26/08/2014. Global state of mycotoxins)
The mycotoxin survey gives a clear picture of why these toxic substances are a matter of concern in agricultural commodities. Multi-mycotoxin occurrences continue to be a global threat and with changing climate conditions, shifts in mycotoxin patterns are bound to occur. Constant monitoring and continuous research on the prevention and mitigation of mycotoxin contamination are therefore necessary. The first step towards preventing the negative effects of these harmful substances is the implementation of good agricultural practices and proper storage conditions.