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Alltech Reports on Prevalence of Mycotoxins


Alltech conducts sophisticated assays for mycotoxin using Alltech 37+® GLC installations in Lexington, KY. and in Dunboyne, Ireland.  The Company has examined more than 26,000 samples of animal feed and ingredients during the past few years assaying for 50 mycotoxins.  Initial results from the 2018 U.S. crop show high levels of mycotoxins and especially deoxynivalenol (DON) zearalenone, fumonisins and HT-2, a Type-A trichothecene.


On average Alltech detected 6.8 mycotoxins per sample examined, compared to 4.6 in the fourth quarter of 2017. 


Dr. Max Hawkins, Nutritionist with the Alltech® Mycotoxin Management Program stated, “These mycotoxins can affect animal performance and health, due to lower feed intake, disturbance of gut function, reproduction and immune response.”