Fungi and Mycotoxins in Feed Intended for Sows at Different Reproductive Stages in Argentina

  title={Fungi and Mycotoxins in Feed Intended for Sows at Different Reproductive Stages in Argentina},
  author={Carina Maricel Pereyra and L R Cavaglieri and Stella Maris Chiacchiera and Ana Mar{\'i}a Dalcero},
  booktitle={Veterinary medicine international},
The aim of this study was to evaluate fungi and contamination levels of aflatoxin B(1), ochratoxin A, fumonisin B(1), and zearalenone in raw materials and finished feed intended for sows at different reproductive stages. Total fungi, Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium species occurrence, were examined. Aspergillus flavus, A. niger aggregate spp., and F. verticillioides were the prevalent species. Fungal counts exceeded the levels proposed as feed hygienic quality limits (1 x 10(4) colony… CONTINUE READING


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