In this months episode of Forage Focus, join host Christine Gelley and guest Erika Lyon as they discuss the topic of fungal growth, which can lead to animal health issues revolving around mold in stored forages. With this episode being approximately 50 minutes in length, we have provided an outline with specific time stamps below the video that can be used to find exactly what you may be looking for. Enjoy!
2:33- What is mold?
5:10- Economic Impact of Moldy Feed
8:32- How does mold get into wrapped hay?
14:00- Preventing Mold Growth
18:44- Susceptible Animals
21:00- Symptoms of Toxicity
24:45- Mycotic Abortions
26:35- Concerning Types of Fungi
29:31- Fungi Break Down Nutrients in Feedstuffs
34:12- Reducing Risk & Forage Testing
36:25- When & How to Test for Mycotoxins
40:58- Interpreting Test Results & Actions to Take