MICOTOXINES REDUCTION PROGRAM- ALLTECH
Since 2014, Ideagro has carried out micotoxines trials for the Company Alltech using the ELISA analysis, testing the aflatoxins, fumonisins, zearalenone and trichothecenes levels I a considerable number of matrixes with an outstanding presence of grains. Corn is the majority crop, but they are also carried out in other crops, such as the oleaginous plants, mainly sunflower. Alltech uses the 37+ system, with which up to 38 micotixines can be analised through chromatography.
They have also studied the impact of micotoxines on cattle breeding, establishing control programs and determining the impact of not onlu the action of one single micotoxines, but also multicontamination. They have also determined how the deoxynivalenol, fumonisins, aflatoxins can strengthen their effect on animals and reduce not only its production, but also its reproductive potential and the animal’s welfare.