Are mycotoxins a challenge for ruminants?
The cow can cope – or can it?
Most people working with cattle agree that ruminants are capable of neutralising many occurrences of mycotoxins. But there is often a price to pay:
When the cow neutralises toxins, it costs energy that could otherwise have been used to produce milk. The immune system is overloaded, and the cow reacts with a high cell count. The overload increases in line with using feed with a high mycotoxin content over several months.
If you suspect that your cattle is exposed to mycotoxins, learn more in this video on what to look out for when our cattle nutritionist explains the burden on the cow when exposed to mycotoxins in the feed.
Vilomix has developed a toxin binder to accomodate the effects of mycotoxins - read more about the product X-Bond Rumen here: https://www.vilomix.com/x-bondrumen