Science: Zinc may play a role in fighting oxidative stress

Zinc is a key mineral in a healthy body, and we need to consume it as part of our diet to replenish our body’s supply of it.

It also, new research finds, plays a role in protecting the body against oxidative stress, a damaging process caused by an imbalance of antioxidants in the body.

Researchers […]

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: August 13, 2018

This week in our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report, we cover new fumonisin reports in corn, quality risks ahead, and special guest Dr. Gwendolyn Jones discusses mycotoxin effects on dairy cows. Watch it here.

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Trace minerals may help aflatoxin-exposed cows

Aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxin created by mold growth on crops, is one of the most troublesome mycotoxins in the world. Its presence above safe levels in human food and animal feed is harmful to the health of those who consume it, and may be responsible for staggeringly high liver cancer rates in many African […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: July 30, 2018

We have a special guest on this week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report video! Dr. Gwendolyn Jones discusses oxidative stress in response to DON in laying hens — which can impact multiple aspects of the hen’s productivity. Check it out here.

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