Survey of Commercial Dog Foods for Aflatoxin B1 and Zearalenone
Mycotoxin contamination of grain, peanut, and soybean crops, while a recurrent problem, varies in severity from year to year due to environmental factors which modulate susceptibility of host plants to fungal pathogens (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, 1989). Improper storage of crops, including allowing insect outbreaks in storage facilities, also plays an important role in mycotoxin contamination of grain (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, 1979). Because plant products are used as protein and carbohydrate sources in commercially prepared animal feeds, mycotoxin contamination of prepared pet foods may occur.
KeywordsMycotoxin Contamination Task Force Report Insect Outbreak Reproductive Problem Thin Layer Chromatographic Method
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