Features November 2012 Issue

Corn-Containing Dog Food at Increased Risk of Aflotoxin

The drought that has stressed this year’s corn crop in many areas has led to higher-than-usual levels of fungal growth on the corn seeds, and resultant aflatoxin production.

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, it’s not fungus itself that’s 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, it’s one of the most carcinogenic substances known to science.

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