Rapid tests for deoxynivalenol (a.k.a. DON and vomitoxin) from Neogen can screen a wide variety of grain and grain product samples at 1 ppm, or provide fully quantitative results in the range of 25 to 250 ppb (high sensitivity test), or 0.25 to 5 ppm.
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is most commonly produced by the pink mould Fusarium Graminearum (Gibberella Zeae). DON, a member of the trichothecenes family, is produced by fungi living on cereal commodities such as wheat, corn, barley and ensilages. The toxicological effects attributed to DON includes nausea (vomiting), feed refusal, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, immuno-suppression and blood disorders. Neogen provides several DON (Vomitoxin) testing products.