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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2003

Author(s): Leitgeb, R; Raffaseder, C; Ruckenbauer, P; Lemmens, M; Böhm, J; Wagner, E; Krska, R; Parich, A

Title: [Impact of fusarium toxins on growth and slaughter performance of broilers and turkeys].

Source: Mycotoxin Res. 2003; 19(2):180-184

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Böhm Josef
Wagner Elisabeth

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds

In two broiler and two turkey trials the influence of Fusarium toxins in maize on growth and slaughter performance, on residues of toxins in carcass and litters and blood parameters were investigated. In one broiler and turkey trial with naturally contaminated maize the main contaminants were deoxynivalenol (DON), moniliformin (MON and beauvericin (BEA). In one further broiler and turkey trial with inoculated maize (Fusarium subglutinans) the main contaminants were MON and BEA. The level of contamination of mycotoxins in the diets was free, low, medium and high. For every broiler trial 180 and for the turkey trials 60 and 100 one day old chicken were used. The result of these investigations shows that broiler and turkeys are not very sensitive to Fusarium toxins. Growth and slaughter performance and also blood parameters were not negative influenced by higher mycotoxin dosages in the diets.

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