Keeping Livestock Safe from Mycotoxins
The trend for using feed additives for the use of mycotoxin binding agents has been steadily increasing over the past years. But costly feed trials are road blocks in the process of quickly challenging the efficiency of a product. Trilogy Analytical Laboratory offers an innovative solution by using in vitro analytical procedures combined with HPLC methodology to provide quick answers so decisions can be made within weeks instead of months.
Mycotoxin Binder Study
Let Trilogy Analytical Laboratory guide you through the process of a binder efficiency analysis.
Mycotoxin binders used as a feed additive for a variety of animals has become a viable option for protecting livestock against the effects of mycotoxin contamination. Trilogy has developed in-vitro simulation studies to quantify the efficiency of a mycotoxin binder after ingestion. These assays are customized to fit realistic parameters:
- The toxin chosen to be challenged is added at a specified toxin concentration to mimic concentrations the product is expected to bind
- The samples inclusion rate determines the amount of sample that is necessary to bind the chosen concentration levels
- The adsorption pH represents the animal’s foregut or stomach conditions
- The desorption pH simulates the intestines or hindgut of the target animal
Analytical work is completed and HPLC determinations are performed in triplicate to quantitate the amount of the toxin that is bound to the adsorbent. Desorption is calculated in the next step of the process by performing additional analytical analysis which indicates how much of the toxin remains bound.
Trilogy’s proprietary procedures are included within our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 scope of accreditation and are performed by chemists who understand the industry requirements.
Deoxynivalneol (DON, Vomitoxin)