Mycotoxins: A gateway to infectious diseases

Mycotoxins: A gateway to infectious diseases

Mycotoxins may alter animals' susceptibility to infectious diseases by affecting intestinal health and the innate and adaptive immune system.

*Dr. Radka Borutova is business development manager for NutriAd International N.V.

MYCOTOXINS are structurally diverse secondary metabolites of fungi that grow on feedstuffs consumed by animals.

Consumption of some mycotoxins, at levels that do not cause overt clinical mycotoxicosis, suppresses immune functions and may decrease resistance to infectious disease. The sensi

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