About this Research Topic
Basic aim of the Research Topic includes the clarification of the extent of the mycotoxins menace, ingested either alone or in combination, on swine health aspects either as direct or indirect toxic agents, through the presentation of beyond state-of-the-art knowledge. Also, the issue of mycotoxins as predisposing factors to several other diseases and disorders of pigs is still not fully revealed, thus needs to be further clarified through the publication of respective research findings. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of action for each mycotoxin alone or in interaction with other mycotoxins or pathogens needs also to be determined. At the same time field investigation of mycotoxins and diagnostic tools become even more important in an era of intensive production and differentiating climatic conditions at a global sale. Taken together the present Research Topic wishes to provide novel findings and results that would minimize research gaps, as regards mycotoxins effects on all aspects of swine health, productivity, and reproduction.
A wide range of studies on effects of mycotoxins, their metabolites, modified forms, emerging, and masked mycotoxins belong in the scope of the present issue. Aspects of the published research findings should be related with swine health, productivity or reproduction effects on sows, boars, and their offspring. Therefore, original research items and reviews as regards the outcome of mycotoxins ingestion on swine health, productivity and reproductive performance are among the types of manuscripts welcome to the Research Topic.
In vivo and in vitro evaluations, as well as other types of original studies are welcome for presentation. Interesting themes include the effects of mycotoxins on specific systems, organs, and cell lines, related with swine health and reproduction, as well as issues regarding proper and novel diagnostic techniques, novel treatment/counteracting and prevention measures in pigs and swine feed.
Keywords: Mycotoxins, swine, health, reproduction, pigs, sows, boars, toxicosis
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