Mycotoxins are hazardous compounds produced by moulds worldwide. Mycotoxins are poisonous to human as well animals. They seldom occur alone. One mould is capable of producing multiple mycotoxins.
Mycotoxins interference levels
-Young animals >10 PPB
-Older animals >20 PPB
-Laying hens >20 PPB
-Turkey >20 PPB
Factors promoting mould growth:
-Dry growing environment and drought stress
-During storage: Temperature, Humidity, Ventilation
Important effects of toxins:
-Poor growth and FCR.
-Organ damage and mortality
-Negative effects on nutrient levels and uptake.
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