Screening for Mycotoxins in Silage

  title={Screening for Mycotoxins in Silage},
  author={Gretchen A. Kuldau and Charles Woloshuk},
Mycotoxins are chemicals produced by fungi that can seriously affect the health of dairy cattle. Mycotoxin-producing fungi do not compete well with the microbes responsible for silage fermentation. However, if proper moisture content is not maintained or oxygen is allowed into the silage, these fungi can grow and potentially produce mycotoxins. In addition, mycotoxins formed in the field can persist in the silo. The presence of mycotoxins in silage can only be determined by chemical analysis… CONTINUE READING


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