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Research and News
Hydrolysis of FB1 into HFB1 is used as a potential strategy to protect animals from fumonisin toxicity. However, recent research of Cirlini et al. (2014) suggest that data regarding HFB1 toxicity are controversial and that further studies are still needed to understand the fate and toxicity of HFB1 compared to FB1.
New strains of Fusarium graminearum have been isolated in 2010, and were thought not to produce any mycotoxin. In 2015, Varga et al. discovered that these strains, identified as 3-ADON producing genotypes, can produce novel mycotoxins, namely type A trichothecenes NX-2 and NX-3. The risk associated with these novel mycotoxins needs to be assessed.
Here comes the sun, and it is again the time of year to think about how temperature and humidity can affect livestock production. This year, we focus on swine, with a brand new survey indicating the reality of heat stress at the farm level, as well as on beef cattle, whose growth is also affected by heat.
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