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