VemoZyme® Detox is mixture of sequestering agents, detoxifying enzymes and probiotic bacteria. VemoZyme® Detox is a useful tool for the fight against mycotoxins.

WHAT ARE MYCOTOXINS?

'Mycotoxins' is the collective name given to toxic chemicals, a product of the vital activity of aerobic organisms, which are known in the literature by various names, such as: simple fungi, molds, micromycetes, toxogenic fungi or mold fungi.

The most common mycotoxins are:

  • aflatoxin B1
  • ochratoxin A
  • fumonisin B
  • deoxynivalenol
  • zearalenone
  • combinations thereof or their latent forms

APPROACHES AGAINST THE MYCOTOXINS

PHYSICAL METHODS

Mechanical removal of heavily contaminated fractions from raw materials by sorting, cleaing, washing, grinding, peeling and irradiation.

A promising approach is the use of binders (sequestering agents). Sequestering agents bind mycotoxins and reduce absorption from the animal's gastrointestinal tract.

  • They protect the animal from the toxic effects of the mycotoxins
  • Economically feasible
  • Proven detoxifying properties of a number of sequestering agents (e.g. Bentonite clay)

 

BIOLOGICAL METHODS

Biotransformation defined as the breakdown of mycotoxins to less toxic metabolites using bacteria, fungi, yeast or enzymes - mycotoxin-biotransforming agents in the digestive tract of animals - before resorption occurs.

  • Enzymatic transformation: guarantees the specificity of the processes and reproducibility of the result, as well as the homogeneity of the characteristics of the obtained metabolites.
  • Working with them is easy, especially compared to working with living microorganisms.
  • No risk of environmental contamination, as well as safety concerns for operators.

 

CHEMICAL METHODS

Methods such as amination, acid treatment, alkaline hydrolysis, peroxidation, ozonation and application of bisulphites are known

  • Limited use, which is related to the potential toxicity of residual substances (impurities) that are not removed after treatment
  • Poor efficiency
  • High costs
  • Negative effects on the quality of treated products.
     

METHODS FOR DETOXIFICATION

ENZYMES

  • An efficient approach against the toxic effects of mycotoxins, which convert the mycotoxin into a non-toxic molecule
  • Efficient decontamination agents, due to their biocatalytic nature and detoxification abilities
  • Act as natural catalysts by accelerating the specific biochemical reaction for which they were intended
  • Biodegradable proteins produced by living organisms

 

BENEFITS

  • Improves the balance of the gut microflora and thus can work against a broad specter of mycotoxins (not only 1 specific)
  • “Effective” sequestering agent
  • Well-chosen complex of inorganic sequestering agents, enzymes and probiotic bacteria
  • A useful tool for the feed producers in their fight with mycotoxins
  • Stable and efficient at wide pH range

 

DOSAGE

VemoZyme® Detox is applied at a dose of 500 g per ton feed.