Course detail

LZT5872 - Mycotoxins in Animal Feed

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
5 weeks
45 hours

Carlos Humberto Corassin

The objectives of this course will be to present the main mycotoxins of interest in food and feed for animal production; evaluate the effects of mycotoxicoses on humans and animals; to analyze the economic importance of mycotoxins and to know the control methods, prevention and decontamination techniques to avoid contamination of food.

1- Major mycotoxins of interest in food and animal feed: aflatoxins, ochratoxins, zearalenone, trichothecenes (T-2 toxin and deoxynivalenol) and fumonisins.
2- Biological activities of mycotoxins: biotransformation and mechanisms of toxicity; acute and chronic toxic effects (mutagenicity and carcinogenicity)
3- Analysis of the socioeconomic importance of mycotoxins: adverse effects on animal productivity; on animal health; on the quality of products of animal origin.
4- Control of mycotoxins in animal feeds: sampling methods and methods
analytical methods.
5- Techniques of prevention, control of toxigenic fungi and detoxification of mycotoxins in food and feed.

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Devries, J.W., Trucksess, M.W. and Jackson, L.S. (eds.) Mycotoxins and Food Safety. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. 2002. 295p.
Dias, D. The Mycotoxin Blue Book. Context Products.2005. 360p.
Duarte, S.C.; Pena, A.L.S.; Lino, C.M. Mycotoxins and their Implications in Food Safety. 1ed.London: Future Science Ltd, 2014.
Food And Agriculture Organization. Evaluation of certain mycotoxins in food. Geneva: FAO, 2002. [e-Book, disponível em].
Magan, N.; Olsen, M. Mycotoxins in food: detection and control. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2004.
Martinez, J.C.B. Adsorbent of Mycotoxins as feed additives in farm animals: Review and several trials using diatomaceous earth as adsorbent to reduce harmful effects of mycotoxins on animals. Lambert Academic Publishing. 2012. 200 p.
Oliveira, C.A.F.; Neeff, D.V.; Carão, A.C.P.; Corassin, C.H. Mycotoxin Impact on Egg Production. Egg Innovations and Strategies for Improvements. 1ed.Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2017, v. , p. 581-596.
Oliveira, C.A.F.; Corassin, C.H.; Corrêa, B.; Oswald, I.P. Animal Health: Mycotoxins. In: Neal Van Alfen. (Org.). Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems. 1ed.San Diego: Elsevier, 2014, v. 1, p. 358-377.
Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M. Aflatoxins – Recent advances and future prospects. Rijeka, Coatia: InTech Open Access Publisher, 2013. [open access e-Book, disponível em].
Revistas especializadas: Food Additives and Contaminants; Food Control; Food Chemistry; Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry; Animal Science; Dairy Science; Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists; Poultry Science; British Poultry Science; World Mycotoxin Journal