Some major mycotoxins and their mycotoxicoses
The fungal contamination in STPs not only causes fungal infections among consumers, but it can also cause mycotoxicoses
due to the consumption of such products contaminated with mycotoxins produced by mycotoxigenic fungi.
represent the third most important health hazard affecting the broiler industry of Pakistan (Bhatti, 1989; Anjum, 1990) and mycotoxins, particularly the aflatoxins have been implicated in infecting animal feedstuffs thereby instigating morbidity and mortality in commercial poultry (Azim et al., 1990; Bhatti et al., 2001).
[ClickPress, Mon Oct 29 2018] Mycotoxins are small secondary metabolites (a collective group of natural chemicals) of moulds that can cause toxic effects on humans as well as animals which are referred to as mycotoxicoses
. Some mycotoxins are used in growth promotions, antibiotics, and other types of drugs owing to its pharmacological activities.
Immunobiological effects of AFB1 and AFB1-FB1 mixture in experimental subchronic mycotoxicoses
There is need for improvement of sanitary practices, regular monitoring, and enforcement of standards for foods sold in open markets in order to reduce the menace of food borne diseases and mycotoxicoses
among the populace.
, risk assessment and underestimated hazard of masked mycotoxins and joint mycotoxin effects or interaction.
Reduced growth rate may be the only clue for chronic aflatoxicosis and other mycotoxicoses
(Raisbeck et al.
These organisms are also involved in human pathology, causing mycotoxicoses
and infections which can be locally invasive or disseminated.
Once incorporated, these toxic chemical compounds produced by moulds are able to induce a variety of diseases, so called mycotoxicoses
Approaches to prevent mycotoxicoses
include pre- and post-harvest strategies.