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Background last update:Oct 28, 2010

Evaluation of an aluminosilicate to decrease the toxic effects of Aflatoxin B1 in swine

Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a mycotoxin with carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenic and immunosuppressant properties; it is produced by several species of the Aspergillus genus (flavus, parasiticus, nomiusy pseudotamarii). Its target organ is the liver (hepatotoxic).

The effects of aflatoxins (AFs) in swine depend on the age, concentration in feed, and exposure periods. Problems related to contamination with these toxins have been reported in all stages of swine lifespan. Several aluminosilicates have been reported to reduce the effects of aflatoxins in swine diets (Ramos and Hernandez, 1997).
Juan C. Medina1 Jose A. Fierro1 Ruben Perez-Franco1 Elizabeth Rodriguez2 Leticia Duran1 Mariana Altamirano1 Veronica Moreno2
1. NUTEK S.A de C.V., Tehuacan, PUE, Mexico; 2. Investigación Aplicada S.A. de C.V., Tehuacan, PUE, Mexico
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