Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites synthesized by various fungal species and can be produced in feed, feed, and food under suitable conditions such as humidity, temperature, oxygen, and duration. The most common mycotoxins found in animal feed and poultry feed are aflatoxins (AFs) because they are produced more rapidly and are more toxic than others.
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AF is a major concern in poultry production and public health due to severe economic losses and health problems. AF contamination leads to decreased forage quality and decreased livestock performance, either due to poor nutrient conversion or problems such as reproductive abnormalities.
Aflatoxicosis in poultry also causes apathy, and anorexia with reduced growth rates; poor feed conversion, decreased egg production and increased mortality. In addition, anemia, decreased immune function, bleeding, teratogenesis, carcinogenesis, and mutagenesis are associated with aflatoxicosis.
The problem of aflatoxicosis is not so easy to solve and requires constant attention during the process of grain harvesting, transportation, storage, feed production, and formulation. However, it is not possible to completely avoid mycotoxins.
Prevention of AF contamination of feed, feed, and feed and the use of AF contaminated feed and feed is a major problem. Detoxification and routine AF analysis of feed ingredients is an important step in a field-level control program. Detoxification is defined as the neutralization, elimination, or attenuation of the toxic effects of mycotoxins, including AF.