Risks of mycotoxin intoxication in pigs

Mycotoxins constitute a diverse group of toxic secondary metabolites of filamentous micromycetes. These low-molecular-weight substances are produced during the pre-harvest period, during harvest and during subsequent storage of raw materials and feed. They are very resistant to any technological treatment and elimination. Due to their strong toxicity, the diversity of toxic effects and the synergistic interactions of the individual mycotoxins, they are considered to be dangerous substances to consumers of contaminated feed and food.

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Published: Náš chov, Volume LXXXI Number 6 (2021)