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Book: Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, 2014
Published by: American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America

 

Aflatoxin contamination represents a serious threat to a healthy food supply. Understanding the nature of fungi infection and the factors that favor aflatoxin formation is important to grain producers, dealers, and other professionals who control grain from the field to the site of consumption. Producers of poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, and even pet food need to be aware of the threat. Those who grow, store, or process grain subject to potential infection should be aware of the risks and proper management strategies. The authors focus on the binding of aflatoxin in animal feeds by employing calcium smectite. Readers will be especially glad to know that aflatoxin can often be controlled with a natural mineral material to bind aflatoxin in animal feeds at a modest cost.

Table of Contents



    • Santos García and Norma L. Heredia
      Aflatoxins: An Overview
      doi:10.2136/2014.aflatoxins.c1
      Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, 1-10
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    • Roberta Russell, Charles Smith and Joe B. Dixon
      Bentonite Properties, Formation, and Distribution as Adsorbents of Aflatoxin in Grain—The Texas Case Study
      doi:10.2136/2014.aflatoxins.c2
      Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, 11-16
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    • Ana L. Barrientos Velázquez, Youjun Deng and Joe B. Dixon
      Methods of Analysis Used in Selecting Smectite Adsorbents
      doi:10.2136/2014.aflatoxins.c3
      Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, 17-26
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    • Youjun Deng, Lian Liu, Ana L. Barrientos Velázquez, Marek Szczerba and Joe B. Dixon
      Interactions of Aflatoxin B 1 with Smectites: Interlayer Accessibility, Bonding Mechanisms, and Size Matching
      doi:10.2136/2014.aflatoxins.c4
      Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, 27-43
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    • Justin Fowler and Christopher A. Bailey
      Aflatoxicosis in Poultry: Remediation with Bentonite Clays
      doi:10.2136/2014.aflatoxins.c5
      Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, 44-53
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    • Reza Rezaei, Darrell A. Knabe and Guoyao Wu
      Impacts of Aflatoxins on Swine Nutrition and Possible Measures of Amelioration
      doi:10.2136/2014.aflatoxins.c6
      Aflatoxin Control: Safeguarding Animal Feed with Calcium Smectite, 54-67
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