Mycotoxin (fusariotoxin F2) produced by numerous fungal species of Fusarium when stored grain starts to ferment.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Pigs, poultry, cattle, sheep.


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Ingestion of maize, sorghum, hay, barley contaminated with Fusarium when grain crops are grown and stored in temperate climates.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Mycotoxin with a pronounced oestrogenic activity causing infertility, reproductive disturbances and death of the newborn.
Oral doses in mg/kg feed:
TD cattle 14
  pigs l-6.8 or 5-8 mg/animal per day for 6 weeks

   

[clinical.gif] Clinical features and lesions
Pigs

Poultry
(In cases of high levels of contamination of feedstuff):


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment
No antidote. Remove and destroy contaminated fodder or grain.