Animal Nutrition Testing
Our partnership with Dairy One Laboratories brings us a modern and comprehensively equipped animal nutrition lab with over 30 years of feed testing experience. We are excited to support their proven, superior NIR service with our world-leading wet chemistry mineral testing. This partnership gives our customers easy access to North America's premier animal nutrition laboratory services.
Submission Form (Chain of Custody) provided below.
Mycotoxin TestingMycotoxins are naturally occurring secondary metabolites of molds and can infect various agricultural commodities in the field and postharvest. Mycotoxins pose a serious health hazard from feed and food refusal to death of humans and animals. Mycotoxins can travel up the food chain as they are not typically removed by processing. Actlabs offers Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) high quality testing using a robust method for accurate quantitation of mycotoxins. It prevents overestimation, underestimation, false positives or negatives and can be applied to a wide variety of matrices.
Mycotoxin testing will help you to:• Improve animal performance
• Troubleshoot animal health issues
• Prevent spoiling of harvested and processed crops
• Prevent potential hazards for human health
• Ensure your products comply with health and safety regulations
Ergot Alkaloid Testing
Ergot is a sclerotium of the fungus Claviceps purpurea and some other Claviceps species that infect many wild grasses and cereals. Commonly infected cereals include: rye, wheat, barley, oats and triticale. Ergot can
lead to the generation of lysergic acid that can lead to health risks in both humans and animals.
Noted effects of Ergot Alkaloids in livestock include:
- Reduced animal growth and feed consumption
- Increased risk of abortion, neonatal mortality and reduces lactation
Other observed effects include incoordination, breathing problems, diarrhea and gangrene of the feet, tail and ears, etc. Actlabs is proud to provide with Ergot Alkaloids screen which includes:
- Ergocornine - Ergocristine - Ergocryptine
- Ergometrine - Ergosine - Ergotamine