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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2003

Authors: Böhm, J; Razzazi, E

Title: [Effects of feeding deoxynivalenol contaminated wheat to piglets].

Source: Mycotoxin Res. 2003; 19(2):176-179

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Böhm Josef
Razzazi-Fazeli Ebrahim

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds

Project(s): Effects of Zearalenon and Deoxynivalenol on reproduction and immunology in mares

Effects of the mycotoxin deoxnivalenol (DON) on weaned piglets were investigated. Two feeding trials were conducted with naturally contaminated wheat in the ration. In the first trial as preliminary study weaned piglets were fed for one week with 7.7 mg DON per kg ration, intake of DON contaminated diets was not associated with any obvious negative health effects. Also in the main feeding trial with 3 mg DON per kg ration no vomiting and other negative clinical symptoms could be registered. The feed intake and the daily weight gains were significantly lower in the DON fed group when compared with control group, but the feed conversion rates were slightly improved in group fed DON.

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