Very informative article; I would like to know more on how effective is the use of clay as a toxin binder in the poultry industry, especially in most of the mycotoxins known to be harmful to the birds. Anybody know the toxicity levels of mycotoxins and heavy metels especially Cu in rabbit?
Dear Mr. Saikim, About your first question, it depends on the kind of clay to be used. You can ask to the enterprises which are in Engormix publishing advertisements about the clay products against mycotoxins. Concerning to toxicity levels of mycotoxins in rabbits you can get great information going to my articles entitled: "Aspergillus Micotoxicosis Comparativa Entre Pollos, Gallinas, Cerdos, Vacas Lecheras y Conejos" "Fusariomicotoxicosis comparativa entre pollos, gallinas, cerdos, vacas lecheras y conejos" Which are published in Engormix (section: micotoxinas area: spanish, articulos tecnicos de Alberto Gimeno; ver listado completo de articulos tecnicos) The problem, perhaps, is the articles to be in Spanish not in English. Note: Conejos (Spanish) = Rabbits (English) The best regards. Gimeno
Dear Mr. Saikim, You can get some information about de copper toxicity in rabbits going to the complete article (pdf file) entitled: “Copper poisoning in rabbits associated with acute intravascular hemolysis” in the Internet URL: http://jvdi.org/cgi/reprint/8/3/394.pdf I hope it will be useful for you. The best regards. Gimeno
Respected Alberto G, thanx for your reply although if we look about the pathogenecity and immunological properties of mycosis and mycotoxicosis specially concern with fumosin which is being produced by a dield fungus fusarium as poultry broiler which is coming up in developing country problem of mycotoxicosis is also coming up as diseases like hemorrhagic proliferative proventriculitis and gizzaed erosion, spiking mortality syndrome in young broiler of age 7-18days, runting and stunting syndrome and malabsorption syndrome in all these conditions poultry health experts are indicating the implication of mycotoxin.
Dear Dr. Karki, Tell me please, if possible, about the fumonisins (specially fumonisin B1) concentrations which are found in the mixed feeds for poultry in your country. Regards. Gimeno
This article about mycotoxins is very educative, highly technical too. FB1 can be compared with Aflatoxin B1 in contaminated Corn and Sorghum in Africa. However,further study is required on the effect of Fumonisins in chicken and fish feeds.