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Lateral flow test [CHARM] for analysing mycotoxins in livestock feeds

Part of Kansas State University

The CHARM-EZ-M system, is a lateral flow method for testing mycotoxins in livestock feeds. This accurate system allows for improved and more cost effective surveillance of aflatoxin contaminants in a wide range of livestock feeds.

http://livestocklab.ifas.ufl.edu/projects/dr-yacob-zereyesus/

Yacob Zereyesus

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Livestock & Agriculture and Health

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Implemented In:

Ethiopia

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Problem

Typical/ gold standard mycotoxin testing of feed is expensive and mostly unaffordable to most feed mills or suppliers to do on a routine basis in low and middle income countries.

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Solution

Lateral flow testing equipment minimizes cost per feed sample.

Target Beneficiaries

Feed quality control authority, feed processors, food processors

Innovation Description

This innovation consists of a lateral flow method for testing mycotoxins in livestock feeds, using CHARM-EZ-M system. This technology is more cost-effective than alternative existing methods; it is also accurate, allowing for improved and more cost effective surveillance of aflatoxin contaminants in a wide range of livestock feeds.

Competitive Advantage

Existing solutions are not affordable for most feed mills and producers labs in low and middle income countries.

Milestones

Apr 2017
Created
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New Country Implemented In
Ethiopia

Supporting Materials

Innovation-summary.pdf
Project-leaflet.pdf