Phylosilicate to Reduce the Toxicity of T-2 Toxin in Broilers
Form: Low Dosage Efficacy of a Commercial Purified Phylosilicate to Reduce the Toxicity of T-2 Toxin in Broilers
M. Forat (International Animal Investigation Institute, Querétano, Mexico) and Douglas Zaviezo (Special Nutrients, Miami, FL USA).
IntroductionT-2 toxin (T-2) is a naturally occurring mycotoxin from the group of the trichothecenes, produced by Fusarium spp. mainly before harvesting. T-2 has been characterized by oral lesions and reduced growth in chickens, as well as the inhibition of protein synthesis, responsible for the negative effects on rapidly dividing cells such as those of the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract...