Every year more than 100 million tons of finished feed is fed to broilers alone. A small percentage of contamination can be very costly to the grower as well as for the consumer. Contaminated feed makes the final product unhealthy and unfit for consumption. It also may adversely affect production performance parameters such as health, body weight, feed conversion, mortality and the (re-)production rate of layers and breeders.
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Keywords: poultry feed, nutrition, feed quality, contamination, FCR, mortality, reproduction