This project aims to investigate the effect of mycotoxins from livestock feed, and ruminal metabolites on gut cells using a metabonomic approach.

This will help to identify an array of key metabolites associated with mycotoxin poisoning, then validated in vivo to identify characteristic metabolite signature from urine, saliva and/or plasma from animals suffering mycotoxicosis to be used as biomarkers for the disease, which can then be developed into a rapid diagnostic tool for vets.