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Mon Feb 11, 2013 08:32 AM CST

Question:

With the drought we had this past summer, there is a lot of talk about aflatoxin in corn and corn products. Some of my friends are talking about buying and feeding contaminated corn as a way to save money. Is this safe?

Answer:

Livestock producers definitely need to be concerned about aflatoxins. After the dry conditions in many corn-growing areas this past summer, there is increased potential for toxic levels of aflatoxins as well as other mycotoxins.

Aflatoxins are probably the best known mycotoxins, or toxic substances produced by fungi ...

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