Modern agricultural production generally deals with high-yielding animals, which should grow and/or produce as quickly as possible. Clearly, an intact intestinal flora is the prerequisite for health and yield. Since even low concentrations of mycotoxin in animal feed can negatively influence the development of the intestinal flora, the gastrointestinal tract and the immune system that is associated with it, should be viewed holistically, at every stage of the animal's life, and prophylactic support should be provided in a variety of ways.
Generally, the routine use of mycotoxin-deactivating products is recommended to lower production costs, to support the full uptake of nutrients, and to prevent an imbalance in the composition of the microflora.
The MiaBond product line combines 3 different modes of action to optimise the toxin risk management for your animals:
Advanced cell protection
- Mycotoxins are secondary and toxic metabolites produced by fungi
- Depending on the weather conditions, they can contaminate plants either on the field (field fungi) or occur after harvest due to storage fungi as a result of insufficient preservation and poor storage conditions
- Mycotoxins are resistant to extreme temperatures, chemicals and acids
- They are toxic even in small quantities, weaken the immune system and lead to impaired performance
- In addition to the storage toxin aflatoxin, the field mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEN) and fumonisin have a major effect on animal nutrition around the world
- Effect of aflatoxin: acutely toxic to the liver, metabolised through the milk, weakens the immune system
- Effect of DON: it mainly affects intestinal health and can lead to reduced effectiveness of vaccine titre
- Effect of ZEN: has oestrogenic effect and can, in some cases, cause changes to menstrual cycle, abortions and changes to the uterus
- Effect of fumonisin: fumonisin is frequently found in corn. It damages the kidneys and the liver as well as Affects the function of the immune system
- Typical disease patterns are rarely seen, as chronic performance and health disorders dominate
- One thing is certain: mycotoxins mean economic losses in livestock farming