Mycotoxins of dairy cows are an emerging problem
New mycotoxins are emerging in dairy cows, resulting in an increased incidence of problems with mycotoxins in dairy cattle. The Selko annual global monitoring program for mycotoxins in dairy feedsuggest that at least one myctoxin of dairy cows was found in more than 90% of feed samples tested.
A mycotoxin risk management programme of a dairy herd requires a holistic approach
A mycotoxin management programme for dairy cows should include:
- Early identification of feed ingredients that are contaminated with mycotoxins of dairy cows
- Reducing growth of moulds that can produce mycotoxins while the crop is on the field or in storage
- Adding silage inoculants or mold inhibitors such as Fyvale Silage for ruminants when the silage clamp is being filled and spraying mold inhibitorsonsuch as Selko TMR on the face of the silage after cutting
- Adding mycotoxin mitigation products for dairy cattle into the TMR at feeding, this can be done by adding the prodct directly to the TMR or by feeding compound feed with the mycotoxin mitigation product included