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
- 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.