In a brand new podcast series called FeedChat, All About Feed and Trouw Nutrition are addressing several current issues in the international livestock feed industry. Today Part 1: a deep dive into theme of mycotoxins, which constitute a health challenge in feed for e.g. pigs, poultry and dairy cows.
The FeedChat series is a joint project between Trouw Nutrition and All About Feed. In this first episode, Vincent ter Beek (editor of Pig Progress - sister publication of All About Feed) explores the timely topic of mycotoxins together with Trouw Nutrition’s Pedro Miguel Caramona. He is the company’s global programme manager for mycotoxin risk management and has many years of experience in the mycotoxin business.
Detecting mycotoxins beyond acute levels
In the podcast, mycotoxins are being considered more closely – of course a brief overview is given as to what mycotoxins are harmful for animals, why it is wise to keep a broad view for more than one mycotoxin occurring at the time, and Mr Caramona also delved into the importance of detecting mycotoxins beyond acute levels – i.e. at minor levels.
In addition, he touched on 3 main things farmers can do to protect their herds and flocks against the threat of mycotoxins. Also being discussed is the issue of mycotoxins in the context of climate change.
The podcast was recorded at the Trouw Nutrition headquarters in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. On the left, Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek, in the middle Frank Bussink, editor and podcast expert, on the right Trouw Nutrition’s mycotoxin expert Mr Pedro Caramona. Photo: Marcelle Wiegand Bruss
Integrated approach to mitigate mycotoxins
The airing of this podcast is very timely as from 14-16 October, the event World Mycotoxin Forum Meets IUPAC 2019 will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The company’s Dr Paul Bruinenberg shall discuss an integrated approach to mitigate mycotoxins in feed on Tuesday, October 15.
Next episodes of the FeedChat series shall follow in the coming weeks and months – touching on subjects like zinc oxide, antibiotic reduction and circular farming.