When mycotoxins contaminate feed: What is oxidative stress?

When mycotoxins contaminate animal feed, the effects on livestock can be serious. Some mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, are carcinogenic. Others can impact the immune system or the blood, damage organs, cause miscarriages and provoke severe vomiting, among many other effects.

Some of these effects are linked to oxidative stress, which happens when unstable atoms damage living […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 10, 2017

This week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report is now available! Click here to watch. This week features a special report on contaminated wheat for feed from Alltech’s Dr. Max Hawkins.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these data can vary […]

Optimization & prevention for animal safety

One of the key aspects of every farmer’s job is to ensure that their animals and crops are happy and healthy. To do this, they must put preventative measures in place to optimize performance and quality down the road.

The website All About Feed recently released its list of ways to optimize performance in animals, […]

FDA releases fifth FSMA rule, animal food is focus

A new rule stemming from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is taking aim at making animal food, including pet food and livestock feed, safer.

The rule, called Preventive Controls for Food for Animals, is the fifth rule released under the FSMA umbrella. It focuses on preventive measures to safeguard animal food from a […]

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Ractopamine talks leave U.S. and Russia in a stalemate – The Pig Site

The two countries have slated another round of talks over ractopamine for Wednesday.

For a statement […]