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Rock River Laboratory Mold IdentificationAnti-Nutritional Measures

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

Guidelines for Resulting Levels of Mold, Yeast, and Toxins

Mold, Yeast, and Clostridium perfringens Guidelines for Agricultural Feed and Total Mixed Rations

Mycotoxin Guidelines and Dietary Limits

Rock River Laboratory

Founded in 1976, Rock River Laboratory is a family-owned laboratory network that provides production assistance to the agricultural industry through the use of advanced diagnostic systems, progressive techniques, and research-supported analyses.  Employing a team of top specialists in their respective fields, Rock River Laboratory provides accurate, cost-effective, and timely analytical results to customers worldwide, while featuring unsurpassed customer service.

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