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Rapid detection and degradation of mycotoxins in animal and poultry feed materials

Lead Researcher Roopesh Syamaladevi
Co-Researcher(s) Ruurd Zijlstra, Stephen Strelkov, Xiaonan Lu
Start Date May 2018
End Date February 2021
Funding Partners Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Status Ongoing

The Challenge

Animal and poultry feed materials contaminated by fungi and toxic secondary fungi metabolites (mycotoxins) are the leading problems to the Canadian feed industry. The presence of these mycotoxins results in the loss of quality and a substantial threat to the food and feed chain. Rapid detection and degradation of these toxins in the feed material is a great challenge to farmers and the feed industry.

The Project

To develop a novel magnetic nanoparticle-based immunoassay for the detection of mycotoxins in animal feed materials. Additionally, investigate the potential of cold plasma and hybrid technologies for the degradation of selected mycotoxins in animal and poultry feed materials.

The Results

This section will be updated upon completion of the project.

Grower Benefits

By effectively reducing the amount of mycotoxins, farmers will benefit by selling higher quality and quantity of grains while improving the safety of food and feed commodities in Canada.


Keywords: Mycotoxins, Feed materials, Cold plasma, Livestock, Feed, Food, DON, Vomitoxin, Deoxynivalenol

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