|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|
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.
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.
This section will be updated upon completion of the project.
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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