Manage the risks posed by bacteria, mold, yeast, and toxins through count, identification, and screening options
Bacteria, mold, yeast, and toxins are in a class all of their own, and by wrecking havoc on animal feeds, they've earned the category name of "anti-nutritional factors". Managing the risks associated with these organisms is possible through counts, identification, and screening as soon as there is suspect. Rock River Laboratory offers basic and advanced analysis for bacteria, mold, yeast, and toxins, while also partnering with other laboratories for more involved needs. Analyses offered, along with guidelines for resulting count levels can be reviewed below. Learn more about the beginnings and effects of these anti-nutritional factors in this article from Progressive Dairyman.
Bacteria, Mold, Yeast, and Toxin Analyses
- Yeast and mold count: Requires a 5-day incubation
- Yeast and mold count and identification
- Rapid mold and yeast count: For those needing counts quickly, this analysis provides mold and yeast levels after a 2-day incubation, but does not offer identification.
- Clostridium perfringens count: Also identifies the combination of Enterococcus faecalis and Salmonella typhimurium, which are undesirable enterobacteria
- Toxin analysis: DON, Zearalenone, T-2, Fumonisin, Aflatoxin, or Ochratoxin-A
- Fusarium mycotoxin screen: Scans for 13 toxins from Fusarium
- Basic mycotoxin screen: Scans for 12 toxins from Fusarium and Aflatoxin
- Comprehensive mycotoxin Screen: Scans for 19 toxins from Fusarium and Citrinin along with basic toxins