Mycotoxin levels on rise in U.S.

BIOMIN survey finds increased mycotoxin occurrence in U.S. corn, while Alltech survey detects increased type A trichothecenes in corn silage.

Increased occurrence and co-occurrence levels in the 2015 corn harvested in the U.S. may pose a higher risk to livestock production in 2016, according to the latest BIOMIN "Corn Survey," released March 24.

A total of 381 corn samples sourced from more than 20 states were analyzed at three different laboratories — Romer Labs Inc., the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Activation Laboratories — for the presence of six major mycotoxin groups that commonly affe

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