Ruminants are known to be less sensitive to mycotoxins than poultry or swine. This is because some rumen microbes have the ability to detoxify mycotoxins (see the article here ). However, most mycotoxins are still a source of major concern regarding the health and performance of cows. Three dairy farmers in the East of France, who had experienced mycotoxin issues, have kindly agreed to give us their feedback after having worked with Adisseo for the last few months.
Gaylord operates a family-run dairy farm with his father in France. During the winter season, at a time when milk production was at 30.5 kg/cow/day, the health condition of the animals deteriorated, and production rates dropped to 8.5 kg/cow/day. The cows’ eyes were swollen and bulging. They had red discoloration of the hooves and a rough hair coat. Dry matter intake also drastically dropped by 40%.
What was the cause? How Adisseo brought a solution through nutrition?
During last summer, Jeremy encountered problems with his dry cows, heifers and dairy cows. The veterinarian intervened when the farm began to experience drops in milk production and increases in the number of cows with red discoloration of the hooves and lameness. Simultaneously, intake and the number of visits to the robot decreased. Certain blood test indicators revealed the beginning of acidosis, though the cause of the situation remained unclear. What was the cause? How Adisseo brought a solution through nutrition?
Daniel is a poly-crop/livestock farmer with his son, Romain, in the French department of Haute Marne. At the end of April, milk containing colostrum or antibiotics was separated, but traces of inhibitors were detected in the milk tank. Moreover, several cows had red discoloration of the hooves.