Beef Cattle

  • Liver damage
  • Depressed immune function
  • Disease outbreaks
  • Rectal straining
  • Prolapsed rectum
  • Reduction in mild yield
  • Reduced growth rate

Guidelines to follow if feeding beef cattle contaminated feed with mycotoxins.

  • Creep feeds and diets for gestating and lactating beef cows should contain less than 20 ppb of aflatoxin.
  • Unstressed, growing-finishing cattle in excess of 400 pounds may be fed diets containing up to 100 ppb of aflatoxin.
  • Diets for stressed feeder cattle should contain no more than 20 ppb of aflatoxin. Stressful conditions include weaning, shipping, extreme heat or cold, diseases, and parasites.
  • Animals destined for slaughter should receive aflatoxin-free diets for at least 3 weeks before slaughter.


Dairy Cattle

Symptoms of mycotoxicosis Sub-Clinical:

  • Reduced fertility
  • Unsettled cows

Symptoms of mycotoxicosis Clinical:

  • Milk production
  • Inconsistent milk yield
  • Low butterfat levels
  • Higher cell counts
  • Variable intakes
  • Acidosis-type symptoms
  • Reproduction
  • Calf & Heifer Raising
  • Loose and variable feces, scouring, bloody feces
  • Lethargy
  • Impaired immune function
  • Poor rumen function
  • Lower leg / teat swelling

General poor performance without any alternative explanation