Vomitoxin is a mycotoxin producing rejection of feed, resulting in slow growth of pigs.

Alternative names: Micotoxins, vomitoxin, DON Deoxynivalenol, Fusarium


Vomitoxin causes vomiting and a rejection of feed. The intoxication of swine is limited, because animals refuse food, but causes a reduced production.



Sows, nursery and fattening

  • Vomiting.
  • Rejection of feed.
  • Slow growth.


Causes / Contributing Factors

  • Crops affected with high humidity levels.



  • It is very difficult to make the diagnosis because sometimes the concentration of DON is low and there are several other mycotoxins present in feed.



  • Removal of suspected feed.
  • Use adsorption products in feed.