Mycotoxins have been shown to reduce feed intake, damage gut integrity in animals, and cause poor fertility: all of which can add up to a significant cost to producers.
Alltech 37+® test results provide a realistic picture of feed contaminants in feed ingredients or TMRs, with the aim of:
- Speeding up diagnosis
- Providing suggestions for effective remediation
- Helping create an effective mycotoxin control plan
The Alltech 37+® Mycotoxin Analysis Test is the cornerstone of our mycotoxin control program and between our labs in the USA, China and Ireland, we have run over 15,000 samples, each searching for over 40 mycotoxins in animal feed.
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Alltech 37+ uses UPLC-MS/MS, a technique with high sensitivity and selectivity using liquid chromatography (LC) to dramatically enhance the definition and quantification of mycotoxins in ingredients and complex matrices such as feedstuffs. This technique combines separation capabilities of LC with the accurate detection of mass spectrometry (MS). The proprietary 37+ LC/MS/MS analytical method, developed by Alltech, is included in the scope of the recent ISO/IEC accreditation.
The process of tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) increases the capacity for further mycotoxin detection and separation by mass fragmentation. This approach allows the recording of the mycotoxin’s atomic mass through its unique fragments and its unequivocal identification due to its specific fragmentation fingerprinting.
By using this highly sensitive UPLC-MS/ MS method, Alltech 37+ provides a more accurate picture of the overall mycotoxin contamination of a given ingredient or finished feed.
This process allows simultaneous detection of 40 different mycotoxins, including those considered to be modified mycotoxins.
Using these results for mycotoxin quantity, combined with information on what’s known as the
‘threshold performance impairment’ to an animal, caused by these mycotoxins, a risk assessment from a single sample can then be determined.
Alltech 37® analysis can help identify the extent of potential mycotoxin contamination in feed, and demonstrate the need to use a broad-spectrum mycotoxin binder to help mitigate the threat.
For further information on the Alltech Mycotoxin Management programme, please visit www.knowmycotoxins.com.