Efficacy of DL-methionine in amelioration of aflatoxicosis in coloured broiler chicken

Published on: 03/01/2019
Author/s : Ram Singh 1, A. B. Mandal 2 and Avishek Biswas 3. / Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh 243 122 India.

Poultry industry suffers greatly from the economic losses due to the adverse effects of mycotoxicosis attributed to reduced feed intake, poor feed conversion and nutrient utilization, growth and production performance, immunosuppression and subsequently increased susceptibility to various infections (Xue et al. 2010). Aflatoxin is the most commonly occurring mycotoxin in India. Major forms of AF i...

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Ram Singh Ram Singh
Ph.D (Animal Nutrition)
March 1, 2019

Inclusion of sulphur containing amino acids to aflatoxin-contaminated feed improved performance in chickens (Veltmann et al. 1981, 1983). Addition of dietary methionine 30-40% above the requirement is reported to alleviate the adverse effects of aflatoxicosis in broiler chickens (Devegowda et al. 2000). However, such a level of methionine was very high and it might not be economical to add that amount. Moreover, methionine is considered to be a toxic amino acid. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the efficacy of additional methionine at lower level (excess by 5% and 10%) to ameliorate the toxic effects of aflatoxins. This piece of work was conducted in my laboratory and is the original research work undertaken in the project "Management of Mycotoxicosis in Poultry".
Dr. Ram Singh Bibyan.

Rahat Mobeen Rahat Mobeen
M.Phil Animal Nutrition
March 23, 2019

Dr. Ram Singh Bibyan but if we use Liquid HMTBA then we don't face this problem. If we increase the HMTBA in diet then the aflatoxin decreases.

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