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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2000 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1697-1699
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.1697.1699
Activity of Aflatoxins Adsorbents in Poultry Feed
Yasmin Mussaddeq , Imrana Begum and Shamim Akhter

The flatoxins produced by Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus have been detected in various poultry feed resources. They have a negative affect on the performance of birds as the presence of Aflatoxins significantly inhibit the growth and productive performance of birds and even mortality in certain cases. They have also negative effect on the immune response of bird. The toxin binders e.g. Myco-Ad, Sorbatox and Mycofix-Plus have been claimed to adsorb or inactivate Aflatoxins in the body and thus reduce the toxicity effect of Aflatoxins. These toxin binders have also certain reports to adsorb various nutrients along with toxins resulting in their specific deficiency symptoms. The present study was designed to observe the effects of three different toxin binders in two phases on the performance of cross chicken (FAY x RIR) in terms of weekly weight gain, feed consumption, feed conversion ratio and mortality. The results indicated that any product did not affect the performance of birds during five week of age. It showed that Myco-Ad, Sorbatox and Mycofix-Plus had no affect on the nutrient adsorption in poultry feed. During second phase the results indicated that all the three products significantly adsorbed Aflatoxins, which was reflected in terms of improved weight gain, feed conversion ratio and mortality of the birds.
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Yasmin Mussaddeq , Imrana Begum and Shamim Akhter , 2000. Activity of Aflatoxins Adsorbents in Poultry Feed . Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 1697-1699.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.1697.1699






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