Products Influencing Feed Characteristics

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Products Influencing Feed Characteristics


Adisseo Mycotoxin Management Nutritionists are good at creating the best possible diet, using only the best raw materials. However, what they can’t control is what happened before receiving the raw materials. What were the conditions out in the field or during storage? Mycotoxins can be present and have a huge impact on the health and development of animals. This is especially critical for breeding animals, which are affected more severely by mycotoxins in feed, compared to finishing animals.

Adisseo is a leading expert in controlling moulds and mycotoxins in animal feed and raw materials. Adisseo offers a complete range of EU-approved and hands-on solutions for a diversity of animal species and situations. These include UNIKE® PLUS, the best solution against broad-spectrum mycotoxin contamination in feed. It assures

to maintain good health and maximum performance, even of the most sensitive animals. Adisseo solutions have been tested extensively and have proven their reliability. Additionally, Adisseo supports its customers with mycotoxin analytical services, providing accurate information on field status which - in combination with the MYCOMAN® app - means that you can make the right choice of product and product dosage quickly and effectively, supporting customers in protecting their animals and achieving higher performance.

Furthermore, Adisseo has just published MYCOPEDIA, the technical reference book of mycotoxins. With contributions from over 30 experts and based on over 1,000 scientific publications, MYCOPEDIA offers unparalleled knowledge in an easy-to-navigate format. It’s the must-have guidebook for industry professionals seeking comprehensive and up-to-date information on mycotoxins in animal nutrition.

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Key findings from over 50 years of research have been concentrated in a single practical guidebook. Mycotoxins have long been recognised as a significant challenge in livestock production, jeopardising animal health, performance, and overall profitability. However, some in the industry continue to downplay the impact these compounds can have on their operations and/or rely on misconceptions or outdated information when developing their mitigation strategies.

With Mycopedia, Adisseo aims to empower industry professionals, who may not be experts in these toxins but require comprehensive knowledge, to effectively mitigate their adverse effects, with the latest in insights and opinions from academic and industry experts in the field.

The official launch of this Guidebook was held at ESPN in Rimini on June 20th, Italy.

The company has described Mycopedia as: “Unique in its kind, it is also easy for any reader interested in a specific topic to delve into it further with its section on data sources. As a tool, it is both handy and

timesaving for anyone interested in learning more about mycotoxins in animal nutrition.”

Mycopedia contains:

• More than 50 years of research summarized in a single book.

• Over 1,000 scientific publications referenced.

• More than 30 contributing experts.

• 388 pages to learn all about mycotoxins in feed and animal production.

Adisseo believe that Mycopedia will allow you to:

• Expand your knowledge of mycotoxins: their genesis and their origins (as summarized in mycotoxin ID cards), penetration pathways, critical accumulation sites and differences in appearance by geographic region and climate.

• Improve your understanding of mycotoxin’s impact on animal performance and health: a closer look at the specific effects of mycotoxins.

• Discover more about mycotoxin mitigation strategies: Implementation once contaminated feed has been ingested.

• Use our knowledge to stay ahead of future trends and fight climate change: which is expected to have a significant impact on plant biogeography and fungal populations, with effects on mycotoxin patterns.

This book is available from Adisseo representatives and online.

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Leaders in our field. Proven results in yours. Ever-present in grain and forage ingredients, and a potential threat to the productivity of even the best-run livestock production operations, mycotoxin contamination should be on every feed and livestock producer’s radar.

Using a combination of modern management tools, the Alltech® Mycotoxin Management program provides a holistic solution to help producers take control of the mycotoxin challenge. The program is built around class-leading risk identification technology, data analysis and insights, and mycotoxin binder solutions designed to reduce the damaging effects of mycotoxins on animal health and production potential.

Identifying and quantifying the mycotoxin risk

Tools such as Alltech RAPIREAD® and Alltech 37+® provide feed and livestock producers with both lab and field-based mycotoxin detection. Once mycotoxin levels are detected, Alltech’s online analysis portal allows users to quantify what the physical and financial cost of that risk is depending on the species and animal groups that are being fed. These insights then inform the most effective decisions when it comes to implementing a mycotoxin mitigation plan and choosing an appropriate in-feed nutritional solution.

Mycosorb A+®: A broad-spectrum mycotoxin binding solution

Containing both yeast and algae, and developed through decades of research, Mycosorb A+® is designed to reduce mycotoxin absorption within the animal and proven to offset the risks to health and productivity that are associated with mycotoxin-induced damage. In addition to contributing to the control of mycotoxins, Mycosorb A+ also helps to support immune function and gut health within the animal, with proven efficacy at extrusion temperatures of up to 125°C and stability over a wide pH range.

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Azelis Organic Acids Range

The control of detrimental moulds and bacteria in the feed and agricultural industry is critical as they threaten not only livestock health, performance and productivity but can also lead to contamination in the food chain threatening human health.

The use of organic acids is well established and can play an important role in contributing to environmental hygiene by helping to protect feed and raw materials from microbial and fungal deterioration. Azelis now offers a range of organic acid formulations for the GB feed market on behalf of Swedish organic acid producer Perstorp, whose expertise in this area has led to their innovative and highly effective range of organic acid based products. Research and field trials have

shown their products to have a standout position across the areas of feed preservation, feed acidification and feed hygiene.

The Perstorp range offered by Azelis includes:

• ProPhorce™ SA Range dedicated to pathogen mitigation in feedstuffs, ingredients and finished feeds.

• ProPhorce™ PH & AC Ranges designed to improve animal welfare and performance.

• ProPhorce™ Water Solutions Range; using organic acids in water is an easy and well-established method to help preserve water quality and safeguard animal performance.

• ProSid™ MI 700 maximum grain protection.

• ProMyr™ TMR protecting nutritional value of TMR on farm.

Azelis Natural Minerals Range

Azelis offers a range of natural minerals for the UK and Irish feed sector on behalf of Imerys.

The range includes:

• SmectAgri®, a bentonite solution authorised for use as both pellet binder and mycotoxin(Aflatoxin) binder.

• Diamol®, a unique diatomaceous earth type known as moler, used as a natural carrier and anticaking agent. It helps feed and premix producers improve flowability and homogeneity of ingredient inputs and formulations. Diatomaceous earth is a natural mineral and its physical characteristics offer high effective free flow as an anticaking agent and high absorption as a carrier for liquids, oils and fats.

For further information please contact Leia Trotman at Azelis on: +44 (0)7792116659 or via email:


B.I.O.Tox Activ8® – it’s time to detox

Successfully binding the mycotoxin DON is a challenge due to the special molecular properties of the mycotoxin. This is particularly difficult in high pH environments, such as that of the small intestine, where mycotoxin damage can result in cytotoxic effects on cells and result in reductions in growth performance or fertility issues.

B.I.O.Tox® Activ8 is the result of a careful selection of different raw materials, their further processing, extensive testing and the perfect ratio of the single ingredients. The well-balanced composition of mineral binding agents is able to bind all currently relevant mycotoxins, including DON.

Like all the other members of the B.I.O.Tox® family B.I.O.Tox® Activ8 starts to work immediately after uptake; important for DON as first serum levels are seen 20 minutes after ingestion. B.I.O.Tox® Activ8 contains additional phytogenic components to support metabolism and oxidative stress caused by mycotoxin damage. Altogether B.I.O.Tox® Activ8 is a valuable building block in a smart mycotoxin management, which is one essential point in stabilizing gut integrity and animal health.

Contact: Oliver Caiger-Smith Technical Sales Manager


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The Mycofix® portfolio of feed additives represents the most state-of-the-art solution for protecting animal health by deactivating mycotoxins that contaminate farm animal feed. Its safety and efficacy are proven by 7 EU authorizations for substances that deactivate mycotoxins, this makes it completely unique in the market place.

Mycofix® Plus 5.E unites three strategies to combat mycotoxins using patented proprietary technology, making it the most scientifically advanced mycotoxin protection available:

• Adsorption – a blend of minerals selectively binds aflatoxins and other absorbable toxins

• Biotransformation - A unique combination of patented specific enzymes and biological components converts mycotoxins into non-toxic, environmentally-safe metabolites in the digestive tract of animals, before they are absorbed in the GIT, therefore preventing their deleterious effects on animal health and performance*

• Bioprotection - the Biomin® Bioprotection Mix in Mycofix® Plus 5.E supports proper liver and immune system function. It also prevents gut leakage, supporting the intestinal barrier function of the animal

*Mycofix ® Plus 5.E contains the only EU authorized feed additives proven to adsorb or to biotransform mycotoxins into nontoxic metabolites. (Regulation No 1016/2013, No 1060/2013, No 1115/2014, No 2017/913 and No 2017/930)

Furthermore, Mycofix® Plus 5.E protects against a weakened immune system and lower performance caused by endotoxins, even in the presence of adsorbable mycotoxins such as aflatoxins.

Mycofix® can be incorporated into feed or premix and is available in a range of formulations to best support customers’ needs.

For more information on Mycofix® in the UK and Ireland, place take contact to your feed supplier or your usual contact within DSM. Web:

KEMIN Know your Carbon footprint

A ccelerating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide have created elevated concerns about the effects of climate change and the impact of GHGs on the planet. In 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at restoring and promoting social, economic and environmental sustainability. Goal 13 – “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” – emphasizes that actions need to be integrated into national policies, strategies and planning. Identifying measures to reduce on-farm emissions contributes to this goal.

Kemin, Dow and Adesco jointly conducted a gate-to-gate life cycle assessment study to investigate the GHG emissions in CO2-eq of barley and wheat using three different methods of grain storage: aeration, drying and preservative addition. The results from this study demonstrate that drying and aerating grain create a bigger carbon footprint than treating grains with Myco CURB ES Liquid. Offering the industry an immediate, significant and practical means to reduce the carbon footprint of grain processing and feed production.



Excential Toxin Plus

Mycotoxin contamination in feed is an increasing challenge in animal production since it negatively affects animal health and performance. Mycotoxins are the secondary metabolites of fungi and are often found as contaminants in feed. Therefore, the inclusion of a broad spectrum mycotoxin adsorbent in the feed to alleviate this harmful contamination is a recommended solution. One of the most common mode of actions of mycotoxin adsorbents, as already indicated by the name, is binding of mycotoxins which prevents the mycotoxins from being absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract of animals and exerting their negative effects. Commercial mycotoxin binders vary in their capacity to adsorb mycotoxins but Excential Toxin Plus has been shown to be one of the best binding mixtures in the market. However, some mycotoxins, such as the trichothecenes, remain difficult to bind. Therefore, it is important to include products that not only binds the mycotoxins, but also uses other strategies to protect the animal against the harmful effects of mycotoxins. Excential Toxin Plus improves mycotoxin defenses via a combined approach, by using five synergistically working ingredients. Besides the aluminosilicates

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and yeast aimed at adsorption of mycotoxins, Excential Toxin Plus also contains ingredients that are included to reduce the growth of fungi in stored feed and to support intestinal integrity and liver health. This unique combination of ingredients makes Excential Toxin Plus a broad spectrum toxin binder, that matches the mycotoxin binding capacities of premium commercial available products, and more!



Vital Protect® Secure

Vital Protect ® is a multi-species (Pig, Poultry, Ruminants) approach designed to safeguard animal health and performance from mycotoxin contamination. Vital Protect ® Secure is a key product used in this approach, formulated with a careful selection of natural ingredients that have been extensively researched and tested to counteract mycotoxin contamination.

Due to an innovative blend of clay, yeast cell wall and botanicals, Vital Protect® Secure, is known for its ability to restore and maintain optimal animal performance when challenged with mycotoxin contamination.

Vital Protect® Secure promotes animal well-being/performance by neutralising mycotoxins (when tested with aflatoxin B1 a 93% adsorption capacity was demonstrated). The addition of plant extracts such as milk thistle and curcuma help support liver, kidney and immune health which are vital organs that are damaged by dietary mycotoxin exposure. Performance improvement can include reduced FCR, improved average daily liveweight gain and increased weights when challenged with multi-mycotoxin contamination, as seen in poultry trial results in the images below.

fed with Vital ProtectⓇ Secure demonstrated an increased number and mobility of protozoa in the rumen, indicating a better rumen capability.

The specific blend of the product supports a healthy and efficient functioning of the digestive tract negatively impacted by mycotoxins. In a dairy trial, cows exposed to mycotoxin contaminated feed, when

Vital Protect® Secure is designed to be easily integrated into animal diets with tailored rates for each species and mycotoxin burden. Moreover, its natural composition ensures that it is available for use in conventional and organic systems.



Our Selko feed safety and milling efficiency team can offer their specialist expertise to review and optimise each step of the production chain for safety, profitability, and sustainability.

Your dedicated feed additives engineer can advise on, and install, bespoke automated dosing equipment for all liquid applications.

All product users have access to our laboratories for shelf life testing, microbial and mycotoxin analysis, and moisture profiles.

Selko offer a range of product solutions depending on your needs:

Fylax® - An organic acid blend specifically developed to reduce microbial risk both in mill and raw material preservation with added benefit to reduce energy usage and increase moisture profiles during both mill and rolling processes.

Fysal® - An organic acid blend specifically developed to reduce Salmonella (re) contamination risk in vegetable and protein meals.

TOXO® - A broad-spectrum smectite clay mycotoxin binder that binds mycotoxins and mitigates animal performance impairment caused by exposure to mycotoxins.

Revalet® - A broad spectrum organic acid blend which supports the control of micro-organisms (yeasts, moulds and Enterobacteriaceae) in co-products. Resulting in shelf life extension while maintaining the nutritional value of the by-products. Helping to reduce food waste and repurpose back into feed and support sustainable choices. For more information contact our feed additives team:



Tel: +44 1335 341100

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