The risks by mycotoxins in shrimps | PlusVet Animal Health
The risk by mycotoxin contamination is often overlooked by the shrimp industry, but the reality is that shrimps are quite sensitive to mycotoxins and that the occurrence of contaminated feeds is high, especially in warm and humid climates. Research shows that in Asia 95% of the samples of aquaculture feeds are positive to mycotoxins and that 80% are contaminated by more than one mycotoxin.
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The risks by mycotoxins in shrimps

The risk by mycotoxin contamination is often overlooked by the shrimp industry, but the reality is that shrimps are quite sensitive to mycotoxins and that the occurrence of contaminated feeds is high, especially in warm and humid climates.

Research shows that in Asia 95% of the samples of aquaculture feeds are positive to mycotoxins and that 80% are contaminated by more than one mycotoxin.

In the case of shrimps, it has been established that:

  • Shrimps are sensitive to aflatoxins. More than 20 ppb, if fed during 10 days or more, cause a reduction of weight gain and lesions in the hepatopancreas.
  • Concentrations of DON (vomitoxin) as low as 0.2 ppm reduce body weight, especially in adults.
  • From 0.5 ppm of fumonisins, necrosis of the hepatopancreas is observed.
  • T2-toxin at 0.2 ppm and cause lesions in the hepatopancreas and alterations of the immune system, like reduction of the hemocytes.
  • Zearalenone at 1 ppm produce the same type of lesions as T2 toxin.

Products of choice

PlusBind© is a mixture of carefully selected silicates intended for the prevention of diseases and productivity losses related to the presence of all types of mycotoxins. It is indicated in poultry, pigs, aquaculture and ruminants.

The silicates present in PlusBind© have a highly expandable molecular structure. This characteristic gives the product a wide surface available for the adsorption of mycotoxins and therefore allows a high effectiveness at lower doses (0.5-1 kg per ton of feed).

PlusBind Bio©  is a mixture of carefully selected silicates intended for the prevention of diseases and productivity losses related to the presence of all types of mycotoxins. It also contains plant extracts with prebiotic effect.

It is indicated in poultry, pigs and aquaculture.

The silicates present in PlusBind Bio© have a highly expandable molecular structure. This characteristic gives the product a wide surface available for the adsorption of mycotoxins and therefore allows a high effectiveness at lower doses (0.5-1 kg per ton of feed).

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