Special Issue "Effects of Mycotoxins on Health and Performance in Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2021.
Interests: Mycotoxins; Contaminants; Animal Toxicology; Analytical toxicology; Oxidative Stress; Sphingolipids; Toxicokinetics; Metabolism of toxic substances - Drug-metabolizing enzymes
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The effects of mycotoxins on animal heath have been known for many years. Maximum tolerated or recommended doses in food and feed are set for the most well-known mycotoxins in humans and animals.
However, with the development of new analytical methods which allow routine detection of a large number of mycotoxins, knowledge in the field has evolved. Emergent mycotoxins for which toxic effects are not well characterized and no guidelines are available raise new animal health issues. Also, little data is available on the impact that mycotoxins could have in combination or during chronic exposure. Finally, many strategies to avoid the harmful effects of mycotoxins on animal health and performances are still being developed.
The objective of this Special Issue is to focus on the effects of mycotoxins on health and performance in animals, with a particular interest in the following points:
(a) Epidemiological studies permitting a better characterisation of animal exposure to mycotoxins in combination
(b) Studies of the effects of mycotoxins in animals at a realistic exposure level
(c) Chronic and synergic effects of mycotoxins on heath and performances
(d) Strategies to limit the adverse effects of mycotoxins on animal health through the use of adsorbents, enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics, etc.
(e) In vitro mechanistic studies showing molecular effects of emergent mycotoxins
(f) Impact of genetic and epigenetic factors on toxic effect of mycotoxins in animals
(g) Literature review articles on this Special Issue
Prof. Dr. Philippe Guerre
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food contaminants
- feed safety
- animal health
- chronic toxicity