Mycotoxins rob your profits
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by molds, and over 400 have been identified. Although many effects are reported, the biggest cost of mycotoxins in fish and shrimp production is through worsened growth, FCR, immunity and robustness. This means their presence can heavily impact the profitability of an operation by impairing performance, production efficiency and health status. Importantly, mycotoxin symptoms (mycotoxicosis) are often sub-clinical which makes them an invisible threat.
Mycotoxins are becoming more important in aquaculture due to:
- Increased raw material prices increase the risk of cheaper, lower quality grains entering the feed production chain, with greater risk of contamination
- Feed formulations have increased reliance on plant proteins
- Climate change disrupting weather patterns and mold formation
- Regulatory authorities are setting limits on maximum contamination levels, and these limits are getting lower
Even with robust quality control procedures, it is impossible to check all incoming raw materials and as they form ‘hotspots’, the risk is never zero. Therefore, mycotoxin deactivators act as important insurance, giving feed manufacturers and producers the peace of mind that this risk is under control.
With no less than 7 EU authorizations, Mycofix® is the ultimate insurance policy, utilizing state-of-the-art mycotoxin deactivation technology to maintain aquatic animal health, performance and profitability.