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Mycotoxins in Pet Food

Mycotoxins contaminate cereal grains worldwide, and their presence in pet food has been a potential health threat to companion animals.  Aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, and Fusarium mycotoxins have been found in both raw ingredients and final products of pet food around the globe.  Aflatoxin, a hepatotoxin and carcinogen, has caused several food poisoning outbreaks in dogs, and aflatoxin content is regulated in pet food in many countries.  Ochratoxin A and Fusarium mycotoxins including trichothecenes, zearalenone, and fumonisins may have chronic effects on the health of companion animals.  This is an excellent report by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

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