The Common Clinical Signs and Pathological Lesions of Mycotoxicoses in Poultry

23 December 2016, at 12:00am

CANADA - Remarks by Charles Rangga Tabbu, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, during the poultry breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.


Poultry feed production and cost are major issues faced by poultry industries in many countries of the world. Grains, such as corn, wheat, soybean, rice and their by-products used for the production of poultry feed are shared by humans and animals. Due to the competitive pricing of raw material and their availability on the market, sometimes lower quality feed ingredients are used in poultry feed production. These materials may be stored for longer periods and due to poor storage conditions, they may be contaminated with fungi, especially in humid and hotter countries, such as Indonesia. Some fungi may produce mycotoxins as secondary metabolites that further contaminate these grains used for feed ingredients.