On October 25, Professor Antonio Gallo from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy, shared recent research on emerging Fusarium mycotoxins.
While Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEN) and Fumonisins from class B (FBs) have been widely studied, very little in vivo research has been conducted when it comes to these newly emerging mycotoxins. They threaten nutrient digestibility and rumen function in dairy cows.
Previous research has largely focused on how mycotoxins influence milk production of dairy cows, with little focus on how mycotoxins influence cheese production. Prof. Gallo’s presentation will share how an enhanced understanding of the mode of action of Fusarium-produced mycotoxins will be leading to new insights about the threats that mycotoxins pose for dairy cow health and productivity.