Efficacy of fumaric and citric acids in preventing biosynthesis of aflatoxins in poultry feed with variable moisture content

Published on: 02/07/2019
Author/s : Ram Singh 1 and A. B. Mandal 2. / Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh 243 122 India.

All feeds (raw material and finished products) are suitable media for growth of a wide variety of moulds, provided moisture and temperature requirements are met. The moulds in feed may cause problems in two ways (i) the moulds itself use the feed nutrients for their growth, and (ii) the moulds can produce mycotoxins in feed. Reduction in the metabolisable energy value (Bartov 1982), and reduced fa...

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Ram Singh Ram Singh
Ph.D (Animal Nutrition)
February 7, 2019
Efficacy of fumaric and citric acids in preventing biosynthesis of aflatoxins in poultry feed with variable moisture content is an original research work carried out in my laboratory for safe storage of animal feed.
Ram Singh Ram Singh
Ph.D (Animal Nutrition)
March 1, 2019

Aspergillus spp. are primarily storage fungi and are found virtually everywhere in the world that produce aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) in feeds. Therefore, achieving complete inhibition of aflatoxin-producing fungus during storage of feed is of utmost importance. This study was conducted with the aim of establishing the efficacy of fumaric and citric acids as mould growth inhibitor in poultry feed.
Dr. Ram Singh Bibyan.

Dermott Reilly Dermott Reilly
Economics & History
March 2, 2019
Love to receive more insight on this work.
Kazem Yussefi Kazem Yussefi
Animal Nutritionist
March 3, 2019
It was very excellent.
Reducing moisture below 13% is very important to decrease feed safety cost.
March 15, 2019

How to make storage low moisture and avoid moisture loss?

October 4, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks for your article, that's very interesting for my work.
This month, I begin to test an additive with citric acid and some natural antioxidants, in a chickens farm (in vivo test).

If my results are positive, what do you think, could we try a collaboration, in a joint project or a private research?
My e-mail address: calbulescu04@gmail.com

Best regards,


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