Corn-Containing Dog Food at Increased Risk of Aflotoxin
US drought has created near-perfect conditions for mold growth on corn crops.
Fungus is more than a nuisance when it comes to corn; it can be deadly to dogs (and humans). Actually, its not fungus itself thats a problem; the peril is a secondary chemical product created by the metabolic process of certain fungal species, in particular, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Aflatoxin, the chemical produced by these fungi is not just toxic, its one of the most carcinogenic substances known to science.