Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites that occur in numerous grain and other plant products worldwide. They contaminate animal feed at levels that adversely affect animal health and performance and result in significant economic losses for the producer.

In this presentation, I will discuss some of our research with poultry showing the subtle effects dietary exposure can have on health, performance, and behaviour. I will also highlight some of the strategies we are testing to generate non-contaminated feed ingredients for producing high-quality animal feed

Assoc. Prof. Natacha Hogan

University of Saskatchewan

Natacha is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada), cross-appointed between the Toxicology Centre and the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.
Her research with mycotoxins is focused on understanding their toxicity, mechanisms of action and impacts on animal production. Her work also involves testing new strategies for reducing mycotoxin exposure and toxicity to individual animals. The ultimate goal of this research is to establish acceptable risk thresholds that can be used by industry or regulatory bodies in efforts to improve animal health.

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Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


Level 3, Queensland Bioscience Precinct Building 80, UQ St Lucia Campus
Large Seminar Room (3.142)