Aflatoxicosis: losses in poultry performance, agricultural good practices and biological methods of detoxification
Aflatoxicosis are mycotoxicosis caused by toxins produced by strains of fungi of the genus Aspergillus. They cause important losses to animal production, especially to those that use grains like base raw-material to prepare feeds, like poultry production. Currently, many techniques are being studied to prevent the deleterious effects caused by these substances to animal health, including the use of chemical substances, physical methods, strategies for harvest, storage and processing food. The objective of this review is to describe the main effects of aflatoxins on poultry performance, the alterations in raw-materials of feeds and scientific advances on methods for biological detoxification and agricultural good practices.
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