“We had many dairy and livestock producers calling in, wanting to know how aflatoxin results at a certain level in milk related to what’s in the feed, if [aflatoxin] was all they needed to test for, etc.,” Hawkins said. “Some dairies had to dump out their milk or were on the threshold of doing so.”
The 37+ Program gave hotline responders the information needed to provide a complete answer, detailing which mycotoxins were most prevalent based on the caller’s location, at what levels each mycotoxin was found and how it could impact the species they produce.
In addition to advising individual circumstances, Dr. Swamy Haladi, global technical director for Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team, developed and presented at the World Mycotoxin Forum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a three-pronged approach to mycotoxin management for all producers, based on the 37+ Program. Click here to read more about Haladi’s proposed recommendations for modern livestock producers, “A New Look at Mycotoxin Management: Holistic Approach.”
For more information about the 37+ Program or any concerns relating to mycotoxins, please call the Mycotoxin Hotline at 866-322-3484.