The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of modified clinoptilolite as a mycotoxin adsorbent in preventing the negative effects of ochratoxin A (OTA) on egg production and egg quality of laying hens exposed to this mycotoxin.
MATERIALS & METHODS
MATERIALS & METHODS
48 laying hens (27 weeks old) were used in this study. The hens were randomly divided into six groups and were fed for 7 weeks with the following combinations:
- E-I group : standard diet + 1 mg/kg OTA
- E-II group : standard diet + 0.25 mg/kg OTA
- E-III group : standard diet + 1mg/kg OTA + 0.2% of Minazel Plus®
- E-IV group : standard diet + 0.25 mg/kg OTA + 0.2% of Minazel Plus®
- E-V group: diet + 0.2%+ Minazel Plus®
- Control group de control: standard diet
This study showed that laying hens fed with 1 mg/kg of OTA (E-I), had a significant decrease (p<0.05) of all performance parameters during the trial, while the group fed with 0.25 mg/kg OTA showed no adverse effects on egg production and egg quality.
The addition of modified clinoptilolite (0.2%) to the diet containing the OTA, minimized its effects bringing values not significantly different from the control diet for most of the parameters.
Vasiljević M1, Milićević D2, Pleadin J3, Tolimir N4, Trailović S5, Resanović R6 and Trailović JN7
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
2Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Serbia.
3Croatian Veterinary Institute, Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Zagreb, Croatia.
4Institute for Science Application in Agriculture, Serbia.
5Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
6Department of Equine, small animal, poultry and wild animal diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
7Department of Animal Nutrition and Botany, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Vasiljević, M, et al. “Effect of Modified Clinoptilolite to Counteract the Deleterious Effects of Ochratoxin A on Egg Production and Quality.” Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science, vol. 24, no. 3, 2022, https://doi. org/10.1590/1806-9061-2021-1495.