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Updated Jul 23, 2019

Risk assessment to determine livestock feed contamination levels

Part of Kansas State University

This innovation interprets the potential harmful impacts of varying levels of mycotoxin contamination in livestock feeds and therefore helps mitigate the problem of mycotoxins in the animal-source food value chains.

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

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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Focus Areas:

Livestock & Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Ethiopia

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Problem

Lack of understanding of the possible harmful impacts of varying levels of aflatoxin contamination in feed.

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Solution

Scientific approach to quantify possible risk of aflatoxin contamination of feed will be known and will help government to follow strict feed quality measures and build the capacity of local authorities.

Target Beneficiaries

Risk assessors and policy makers within government and standard setting organizations.

Innovation Description

This innovation consists of a rigorous scientific approach to assess the potential harmful effects of varying levels of mycotoxin contamination in feed resources and concentrates depending on their use (e.g. type of feed stuff, livestock species, dairy animal versus meat animal). It helps mitigate the problem of mycotoxins in the animal-source food value chains.

Competitive Advantage

Interpretation of data resulting from more widely available aflatoxin diagnostic tests is challenging. This tool helps risk assessors in the process letting them make recommendations to mitigate the impact.

Milestones

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New Country Implemented In
Ethiopia