Forage Testing Points to Molds and Mycotoxins

There is increasing evidence indicating that molds and mycotoxins are involved in the syndromes in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia this spring. There have been some positive screens for the mycotoxin zearalenone in pasture and horse urine, and some positive ergot alkaloids found in forages--particularly fescue--and in horse urine. There is a continuing effort to make sure "all

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