Belgium headquartered feed additives specialist Nutriad was a proud sponsor of the 1st MycoKey International Conference that took place in September in Ghent (Belgium). MycoKey aims to deliver the first integrated ICT tool to address mycotoxin contamination along the food and feed chain. Partners in the project seek enable real-time information and suggestions for mycotoxin management. As the conference provided room for sharing relevant research data, Nutriad hosted a technical session at the conference.
The negative impact of moulds and mycotoxins on animal production is an ever-increasing concern. The challenges in mycotoxin and toxigenic mould research are still enormous due to the frequency, the complexity and variability in occurrence. As one of the industry leaders in providing practical solutions for mycotoxin risk control, Nutriad’s team of nutritionists, biochemists and veterinarians combines a hand on approach with in depth research. Many research projects are conducted in close cooperation with leading universities around the world.
At the MycoKey conference Olga Averkieva, Business Development Manager Nutriad, presented Nutriad promising results that were obtained by researchers from the University of Missouri, Columbia (USA) on the effect of TOXY-NIL® and UNIKE® Plus on the reduction of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) levels in milk of lactating dairy cows fed aflatoxin B1 (AFB1).
Stated Dr. Averkieva: “Results indicate that inclusion of TOXY-NIL® and UNIKE® Plus significantly reduced AFM1 in milk of cows consuming TMR. Another outcome was a clear indication that both TOXY-NIL® and UNIKE® Plus reduced absorption of AFB1. “