Six Detrimental Effects of Mycotoxins on the Gastrointestinal Health of Poultry

Contamination of feed commodities by moulds and
mycotoxins is considered to be one of the most important
negative factors in crop production and animal feed
quality. There has been extensive research addressing the
different ways in which mycotoxins can alter animal
productivity. In this article, Radka Borutova, DVM, PhD,
Business Development Manager, Nutriad International,
illustrates six major effects of mycotoxins in the intestine
that may contribute to decreased performance. In addition,
the possible alteration of the microflora by mycotoxins will
be explored.