Ruminant

Dairy cattle are at risk from mycotoxins. Risk factors for mycotoxin exposure can be identified in performance, feeding practices, and farm management.

Answer the 14 quick questions below to calculate the risk of mycotoxin exposure in your herd.



How would you describe your forage quality?

Well Below Expectation
Significant mould growth and/or spoiled feed present

Below Expectation
Some mould or spoilage visible

Meeting Expectation
Very little mould visible with no spoiled feed

How would you describe your daily milk production?

Well Below Expectation
Significantly lower milk yields than than expected from feed ration

Below Expectation
Yields are lower than expected from the feed ration

Meeting Expectation
You are achieving or exceeding your target yield

How would you describe your fertility rate?

Well below expectation
Significantly lower conception rate than expected

Below expectation
Lower conception rate than expected

Meeting expectation
You are achieving or exceeding your conception rate target

How would you describe your abortion rate?

Well below expectation
Significantly worse abortion rate than expected

Below expectation
Abortion rate is worse than expected

Meeting expectation
You are achieving or exceeding your abortion rate target

How would you describe your stillborn calf rate?

Well below expectation
Significantly more stillborn calves than expected

Below expectation
More stillborn calves than expected

Meeting expectation
Better stillborn rate than expected or typical

What is the condition of the herd’s faeces?

Very Poor
Blood or mucous tags are visible in the faeces

Poor
The faeces are loose or otherwise off-normal

Normal
Normal porridge-like consistency free of blood or mucous

What is the mastitis rate in your herd?

High
More than 10 cases per 100 cows per year

Normal
About 10 cases per 100 cows per year

Low
Fewer than 10 cases per 100 cows per year

What is your monthly average somatic cell count?

High
More than 300,000

Normal
Between 200,000 and 300,000

Low
Less than 200,000

Do you feed Maize Silage in the ration?

Yes

No

Do you feed straw in the ration?

Yes

No

Do you feed distillers by-products?

Yes

No

Do you notice heating in the silage clamp?

Yes

No

Is there visible mould growth within the clamp or forage?

Yes

No

What is the dry matter content of your silage?

Higher than ideal
Forage is dry to the touch and moisture cannot be squeezed out.

Ideal
The forage is dry to the touch but can be squeezed to release moisture.

Lower than ideal
The forage is wet to the touch without squeezing.

Your results indicate that you have a default risk of mycotoxin exposure.

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