BIOMIN has launched a new mycotoxin and endotoxin deactivation product designed specifically for the fattening period, rounding out the Mycofix portfolio.
Ursula Hofstetter, head of global product management for mycotoxins at BIOMIN, said a variety of mycotoxins are found in broiler and finishing pig feedstuffs at levels below regulatory limits and guidance levels. Even below these limits, mycotoxins can have damaging effects on animal health, welfare and performance.
Mycotoxins target gut integrity and allow the entrance of pathogens in the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased nutrient uptake and less weight gain.
“In addition to damaging gut integrity, mycotoxins can disrupt herd and flock uniformity, damage the immune system and contribute to vaccine failure and increase bacterial contamination of carcasses,” said Ms Hofstetter.
In addition, high endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, or LPS) loads in an animal’s gastrointestinal tract contribute to inflammation, effectively wasting energy that would otherwise go towards growth.
Because of the impacts of varying levels and combinations of mycotoxins, BIOMIN offers a complete mycotoxin risk management toolbox under the Mycofix umbrella, proven to deliver return on investment in commercial operations.
“It’s important for products to be targeted to the animal and its stage of life as well as the specific types of mycotoxins present,” said Ms Hofstetter. “We pride ourselves in helping our customers determine the level and type of mycotoxin threat faced by their animals and helping them choose the right scientifically-sound solution based on their unique needs.”
The Mycofix line utilizes three mechanisms ―adsorption, biotransformation and bioprotection― to guard against the harmful effects of mycotoxins as well as endotoxins. The newly launched Mycofix PRO-tect joins Mycofix Select, Mycofix Focus as the solutions best adapted to fattening animals.
The Mycofix product line constitutes the only mycotoxin risk management solution backed by six EU authorizations, ensuring the components are both safe and effective.