A new, comprehensive mycotoxins information website, www.KnowMycotoxins.com,
produced in conjunction with Alltech was launched on July 16, 2007.
The website is aimed at educating various market segments in the
animal feed industry that are continuously faced with the challenge
of overcoming the repercussions of mycotoxins in animal feed and
ultimately on their livestock performance.
The interactive website allows the audience to participate in
discussion forums and web casts with industry experts. It is targeted
to all levels in the industry such as animal producers, nutritionists
and veterinarians to ensure it provides them with all they need
to know to identify and deal with the growing mycotoxins issue.
“It is fantastic that a central information resource dealing
with the issue of mycotoxins now exists,” commented Prof.
Trevor Smith, University of Guelph, Canada, who was present at
the launch this week. “This is an area of growing concern
in the agricultural industry and people need to be educated on
Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech added, “Our goal
is to deliver the latest technical and practical information to
those who are searching for ways to maintain animal health.”
As far back as 1985, mycotoxins were known to contaminate the
world’s feed supply. This can have a detrimental impact on
the health of the animal, as well as costing the industry millions
of dollars every year in lost grains. The global impact of mycotoxins
has been recognized by governing institutions throughout the world
and only recently the European Commission of the European Union
introduced new legislation on ‘The recommendation for mycotoxins
in products intended for animal feeding,’ in order to limit
the levels of mycotoxins in grains.
For more than 27 years, Alltech has provided natural nutritional
solutions to challenges facing the food and feed industries. Alltech
brands such as Bio-Mos®, Sel-Plex®, Bioplex®, Mycosorb,
Allzyme® SSF, NuPro® and Yea-Sacc®1026 have proven
to be successful for animal health and management. These brands
and others in Alltech’s global product range are unique examples
of how natural technologies, supported by research and practical
results, can help move animal production forward.
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