Mycotoxins: Testing and Surveillance to Reduce Risk

Mycotoxins: Testing and Surveillance to Reduce Risk

John Maday

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Mycotoxins represent a broad category of toxic agents produced by various naturally occurring fungi, mostly soil borne and environmentally dependent. Three types – aflatoxins, fumonisins and zearalenone – cause most mycotoxins in cattle, says Jim Simpson, a consulting beef cattle nutritionist who operates Simpson Nutritional Services, LLC, based in Canyon, Texas.

 

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