AB Vista has teamed up with Volac to offer dairy farmers a new service to reduce the occurrence and impact of mycotoxins.
Mycocheck is a comprehensive service designed specifically for the analysis of mycotoxins in animal feed and bedding material, e.g. straw. The app identifies 12 mycotoxins in forage, grains, straw and livestock feeds.
Common symptoms of mycotoxin ingestion include lower yields, rough coats, listless activity, inconsistent feed intakes, variable manure consistency and the presence of mucus tags – pieces of gut wall – in the manure.
Dr. Derek Mcllmoyle, Regional Commercial Director GB & Ireland; Technical Director Ruminants EMEA at AB Vista says: “The threat from mycotoxin contamination of feeds and bedding is unlikely to disappear any time soon without significant interventions. Using Mycocheck to identify outbreaks and then using products such as Ultrasorb to manage the risk offers huge benefits, in terms of improved livestock health and performance.”
Robert Furmage, Analytical Manager, Volac, added: “The dangers of mycotoxins are well established, but identifying them early enough to be able to take action has been an issue. We’re very happy to be working with AB Vista to address this gap through Mycocheck.”
The app is available at: https://mycocheckup.co.uk/
Notes to editor:
AB Vista is a global animal nutrition technology company offering pioneering products and technical services to the global animal feed industry. Since its establishment in 2004, AB Vista has grown to be a top-three player in feed enzymes. Working in close collaboration with academics and customers, AB Vista is committed to developing new nutritional applications based on scientific insight. This is achieved through research, nutritional expertise and the ability to analyse nutritional factors – the combination of which is referred to as “feed intelligence”. This serves to bring an improved nutritional picture to the industry. AB Vista has a portfolio of products and technical services spanning the poultry, swine, ruminant and aquaculture sectors. AB Vista is headquartered in the UK, with regional offices located in the USA, Brazil, Singapore, Spain, India, China, Germany and Finland.
AB Vista is part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods, one of Europe’s largest food & retail companies with a market capitalisation of £22 billion. www.abagri.com
Volac provides innovative and evidence backed solutions to support those who strive for the health of their livestock and crops.
As the global need for sustainable food grows, it understands its pivotal role in developing science-based solutions that supports those who produce food.
Offering exceptional customer service is at its core, equal to its technical ability to research, test and develop high quality products that go above and beyond expectation.
It values its position as an independent business, able to evolve and develop fast as the global need for safe, healthy food increases.
Its products are applied across ruminants, swine, poultry and aqua to cover solutions for feed sanitation, mycotoxin risk management, stimulation of growth performance, and enhancement of natural body defence mechanism.
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