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Lesions caused by mycotoxins in the slaughter houses - Manuel Contreras

Published: October 23, 2017
Manuel Contreras, Technical Director for Special Nutrients, explains to us how poultry companies will be able to determine if the mycotoxins identified in the feed are causing damage, during the XXV Latin American Poultry Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Manuel Contreras
Special Nutrients
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Dr M G Nair
RAJIV GANDHI INSTITUTE OF VETERINARY
30 de octubre de 2017

The information provided about the lesions are of a general nature and not specific to any mycotoxin in particular. It would be interesting to know if the lesions recorded were correlated with mycotoxin levels either in the tissues or in the feed fed to the birds that were slaughtered. Thanks, M. G. Nair

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Manuel Contreras
Special Nutrients
6 de noviembre de 2017
These lesions could be caused by mycotoxins or by other agents. Identification of histopathogical lesions is recommended to reconfirm the clinical diagnosis. Regards, Manuel
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Miila Gena
19 de septiembre de 2018
Dear Manuel ContreraI, I am a regular follower of engormix but not a veterinarian but doctor for human health. Please advise me on the availability of rapid diagnostic kit that could be used as a field test to detect mycotoxins and or other biological contaminants in implicated food items that are associated with food poisoning by populations in remote communities in the third world countries. Food scarcity is a big issue for some population that food which obviously not fit for consumption are eaten hence illness occur sometimes leads to fatal outcomes. Would appreciate your response.
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Don Stickle
Don Stickle & Sons Farms Inc
13 de noviembre de 2017
Have you checked cholinestrease levels in the birds before slaughter?
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Manuel Contreras
Special Nutrients
14 de noviembre de 2017
No, I have not. Regards,
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Don Stickle
Don Stickle & Sons Farms Inc
14 de noviembre de 2017
Don Stickle we had a huge mycotoxin problem in beef and found out with ISU's diagnostic lab that most died from inhibited cholinestrease most likely due to mycotoxins and compounding the problem with feeding an ionphere
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Manuel Contreras
Special Nutrients
14 de noviembre de 2017
Very interesting. Thank you for your feedback.
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