Mycotoxin Risk Management

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Mitigate the risk of mycotoxins acting as predisposing factors to diseases and vaccine failure as well as overcome reproductive challenges

Why is it important?

  • Mycotoxins are well-known toxic fungal metabolites commonly present in feed ingredients that affect birds differently depending on the type, life stage, and level of contamination in feed.
  • Direct effects of mycotoxins are usually manifested through damaging the bird’s gut and liver.
  • A key consideration is the presence of mycotoxins even at low levels – they disrupt protein synthesis resulting in compromised body function including immune and barrier integrity. This can impair vaccine response and increase susceptibility of pathogenic bacteria entering the circulation causing disease and reproductive and productive challenges.
  • Not all mycotoxins are the same. Most poultry feed is contaminated with more than one mycotoxin, leading to synergistic and or additive effects on bird performance.

How to maximize the potential?

  • Consider mycotoxins as part of differential diagnosis for health and nutritional challenges.
  • Manage risks associated with mycotoxins in the feed, even at low levels, by including a multi-pronged solution with the ability to adsorb and biotransform different types of mycotoxins while using biological compounds to protect the liver and vital organs from the negative effects of mycotoxins.

dsm-firmenich solutions

  • A precise and cost- effective mycotoxin risk management program has consistent monitoring, risk assessment, and a comprehensive intervention strategy comprising adsorption, biotransformation, and bioprotection.
  • Consistent and continuous monitoring of mycotoxins by constantly analyzing feed materials helps to detect which mycotoxins are present, level of contamination, and their potential risk levels to devise a comprehensive intervention strategy.

We recommend ensuring Optimum Vitamin Nutrition as baseline in all Poultry diets. Precise sustainability measures can help reduce the environmental footprint while ensuring lifetime production. A precision monitoring system using blood biomarkers can help predict the challenges to flock performance.

  • Mycofix®

    The Mycofix® portfolio of feed additives represents the most state-of-the-art solution for protecting animal health by deactivating mycotoxins that contaminate farm animal feed. Its safety and efficacy are proven by 7 EU authorizations for substances that deactivate mycotoxins.

  • Mycotoxin Analysis

    We offer a range of analytical services to customers to assess the mycotoxin contamination of feed materials.

  • OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition®

    OVN Optimum Vitamin Nutrition® is about feeding animals high quality vitamins, produced with the lowest environmental footprint, in the right amounts, appropriate to their life stage and growing conditions, to optimize: • Animal Health and Welfare ▶ good for animals • Animal Performance ▶ good for farmers • Food Quality & Food Waste ▶ good for consumers and the planet

  • Sustell™

    Sustell™ is an intelligent sustainability service that combines the most advanced environmental foot printing calculation tool with expert sustainability, animal production and nutritional knowledge to create tailor-made, practical solutions and business development projects that enhance the environmental sustainability and profitability of animal farming. Sustell™ unlocks the value of animal production sustainability.

  • Verax™

    Harness the power of data to get a deeper understanding of the overall health, productivity and welfare of your animals.

Protect your flock with confidence

Protecting your birds against health and nutritional challenges at every life stage is essential for successful production. Our comprehensive range of solutions lie at the heart of healthy development and welfare. At dsm-firmenich, we address the challenges you face to help protect your flocks with confidence.