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Mycotoxins2009: A Special One-Day Conference

by 5m Editor
27 November 2008, at 11:30pm

BANGKOK - Mycotoxins2009 is a special one-day conference on mycotoxins that will provide a comprehensive insight into and an overview of a key hazard in modern livestock production. The programme has been specially designed for the pig, poultry and dairy sectors and in particular for farmers, nutritionists, producers, veterinarians, feed mill managers, advisors and legislators.

The conference starts by considering mycotoxins and their effects and continues by considering how we can test for and control these deleterious substances.

The opening paper by Professor Trevor Smith from the University of Guelph in Canada, who is a world authority on mycotoxins, sets the scene by considering what are mycotoxins and their effects on animals. In recent years surveys have given us a real insight in to the distribution and prevalences of the various mycotoxins and Robert Nichol will share his views on the value and use of surveys before Jan Koesling will give an overview on how we test for mycotoxins. Then British nutrition consultant, Dr Jon Ratcliff will consider the things to take into account when formulating livestock feed from ingredients that are or could be contaminated with mycotoxins before Hervé Demais from France describes how nanotechnology is being used in the fight against mycotoxins.

The afternoon session starts with Dr Douglas Zaviezo fom Brazil who will inform us about Brazilian experiences with mycotoxins and their control. The programme concludes with speakers from four of the world’s leading providers of mycotoxin control products considering their use. Ursula Hofstetter looks at controlling mycotoxins in feed, Hsin-Yi Chen considers protecting animals from mycotoxins, Dr Stefaan Van Dyck looks at protecting consumers and William Chin considers where the future is for mycotoxin control.

Mycotoxins2009 will be held in Bangkok on 10 March 2009 - the day before VIV Asia at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel. The conference fee includes copies of the presentations, lunch and refreshments; group- and 'early bird'-discounts are available.

For more information on Mycotoxin2009, please click here.

5m Editor