M.F. Dutton, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
In 1988, the fungal/mycotoxin analytical unit at what was then known as the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, was contacted by one of the large agricultural co-operatives in what was then the Transvaal with a problem affecting farm animals on a farm in the Kinross area, and the Director of the Unit went to investigate. The case describes the actions taken to find the cause of the problem, the outcomes and lessons learned.
Mycotoxins are toxic fungal secondary metabolites and their persistent ...