MSU students study aflatoxin, fumonisin in Africa

Aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination can have serious consequences, especially in places where there isn’t a set monitoring program. But two Michigan State University graduate students, Daniel Mwalwayo of Malawi, and Frida Nyamete of Tanzania, are taking aim at reducing the devastating impacts of the toxins in their home countries.

Aflatoxin is a carcinogenic toxin produced […]

Fungal blight present in 96% of U.K. wheat samples taken during survey

Although much of the U.S. is facing a drought, and along with it the risk of aflatoxin, the United Kingdom (U.K.) has a different problem.

Lots of rain – more in the first two weeks of June than is typical for the entire month – is leading to concerns about mycotoxins produced by Fusarium molds, […]

Study: Mortality rates high in dogs with aflatoxicosis

The majority of dogs with aflatoxicosis (a condition resulting from the ingestion of the mycotoxin aflatoxin) won’t survive the illness, according to a recent study published in the journal Research in Veterinary Science.

About 68 percent of dogs suffering from aflatoxicosis in a recent study died from the illness, according to a paper from researchers […]