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Manage molds, mycotoxins for optimal rumen function

If mycotoxins cause lactic acid to build up, it can result in sub-acute ruminal acidosis, which can lead to serious health problems like laminitis.

Mycotoxins can be the source of several important herd health problems ranging from reduced feed intake to suppressed immune response. With consequences like these, it pays for producers to manage — and prevent — mycotoxins before contaminated feed hits the bunk.

Yet, prevention isn’t always possible, and ensuring that rumen function is maximized can help head off herd health problems, noted Anthony Hall, Lallemand Animal Nutrition technical services-ruminant.

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