Other Poultry Species

Background update:Oct 11, 2010

Controlling aflatoxin danger to ducks and duck meat

Ducks are very sensitive to aflatoxins, even more than chickens. Tests with a glucomannan based adsorbent proved that aflatoxin infected feed can be neutralised efficiently. It improved the liver function, thereby enhancing duckling performance. No residues of aflatoxins could be found in the meat.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 17 number 11. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: Nutrition, ducks, diet, aflatoxin, growth, feed additives, ingredients


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