2012 may easily have been deemed the ‘year of the mycotoxin’ in North America. The widespread drought and extreme weather conditions created all of the right conditions for a storm of toxins in last year’s harvest and left many industry experts questioning how to best mitigate the problem.

Alltech’s first annual North America Mycotoxin Management Summit plans to address many of last year’s issues and share the latest in mycotoxin research and development. “Making Sense of the Maze... New Strategies for Old Problems” will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Ky., Apr. 4-5, 2013. The Summit aims to provide an open forum for discussion on mycotoxin research and analysis as well as an opportunity to present the newest applications in mycotoxin management.

“This Summit will examine the extent of the broad spectrum mycotoxin challenge facing North America livestock and poultry producers, and the actions needed to safeguard the quality of their feed, the health of their animals and, ultimately, their profits,” said Nick Adams, global sales director for Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team.

The North America Mycotoxin Management Summit agenda features:

  • A Novel Approach to Understanding Mycotoxin Mitigation- The Remediation System

by Alex Yiannikouris, Alltech

  • The Future of Mycotoxin Research Focusing on Immune Response
  • Mycotoxins 101 with Monogastrics- A Closer Look at Mycotoxin Effects

by Elizabeth Santin, University of Paraná

  • How the Swine Industry Views Mycotoxin Research

by Sung Woo Kim, North Carolina State University

  • Mycotoxin Management, A Holistic Approach- Mitigating the Effects of Mycotoxins

by Nick Adams, Alltech

  • Algae and its Powerful Role in the Future

by Becky Timmons, Alltech

  • 37+ Analysis and LC-MS/MS System- Building the Platform of Mycotoxin Management

by Lewis Jackson, Alltech

  • The Importance of a Coordinated Mycotoxin Management Program for Feed Mills

by Charles Stark, North Carolina State University

  • Mycotoxin Research, 20 Years and What Have We Learned?

by Karl Dawson, Alltech

  • Gut Health: The Gateway to Sustainable Animal Health and Performance
  • Mycotoxins in the Diet of the Dairy Cows: Identification of Risk Factors

by Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University

  • Assessing Penicillium Mycotoxins with In-Vitro Studies and Immunity

by Niel Karrow, University of Guelph

  • Solving the Mycotoxin Menace at the Farm Level

by Randy Asher, Animal Science Consulting

  • 2012 Harvest Analysis- How Does This Better Prepare Us in Predicting Mycotoxin Challenges?

by Steve Mobley, Alltech


The program will also demonstrate how Alltech’s 37+ Program works and allow industry members to speak one-on-one with experts in the field of mycotoxins. The event has been approved for eight ARPAS credits.

For further information on the Alltech Mycotoxin Management Summit 2013, please visit: www.alltech.com.