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Mycotoxins in Poultry Feed and Feed Ingredients from Sub-Saharan Africa and Their Impact on the Production of Broiler and Layer Chickens: A Review

Ochieng, Phillis E. and Scippo, Marie-Louise and Kemboi, David C. and Croubels, Siska and Okoth, Sheila and Kang’ethe, Erastus K. and Doupovec, Barbara and Gathumbi, James K. and Lindahl, Johanna and Antonissen, Gunther (2021). Mycotoxins in Poultry Feed and Feed Ingredients from Sub-Saharan Africa and Their Impact on the Production of Broiler and Layer Chickens: A Review. Toxins. 13 , 633
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Abstract

The poultry industry in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is faced with feed insecurity, associated with high cost of feeds, and feed safety, associated with locally produced feeds often contaminated with mycotoxins. Mycotoxins, including aflatoxins (AFs), fumonisins (FBs), trichothecenes, and zearalenone (ZEN), are common contaminants of poultry feeds and feed ingredients from SSA. These mycotoxins cause deleterious effects on the health and productivity of chickens and can also be present in poultry food products, thereby posing a health hazard to human consumers of these products. This review summarizes studies of major mycotoxins in poultry feeds, feed ingredients, and poultry food products from SSA as well as aflatoxicosis outbreaks. Additionally reviewed are the worldwide regulation of mycotoxins in poultry feeds, the impact of major mycotoxins in the production of chickens, and the postharvest use of mycotoxin detoxifiers. In most studies, AFs are most commonly quantified, and levels above the European Union regulatory limits of 20 mu g/kg are reported. Trichothecenes, FBs, ZEN, and OTA are also reported but are less frequently analyzed. Co-occurrences of mycotoxins, especially AFs and FBs, are reported in some studies. The effects of AFs on chickens' health and productivity, carryover to their products, as well as use of mycotoxin binders are reported in few studies conducted in SSA. More research should therefore be conducted in SSA to evaluate occurrences, toxicological effects, and mitigation strategies to prevent the toxic effects of mycotoxins.

Authors/Creators:Ochieng, Phillis E. and Scippo, Marie-Louise and Kemboi, David C. and Croubels, Siska and Okoth, Sheila and Kang’ethe, Erastus K. and Doupovec, Barbara and Gathumbi, James K. and Lindahl, Johanna and Antonissen, Gunther
Title:Mycotoxins in Poultry Feed and Feed Ingredients from Sub-Saharan Africa and Their Impact on the Production of Broiler and Layer Chickens: A Review
Series Name/Journal:Toxins
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:13
Article number:633
Number of Pages:28
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2072-6651
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Pathobiology
Keywords:aflatoxins, co-occurrence, eggs, fumonisins, mycotoxicosis, poultry feeds
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113988
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113988
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DOI10.3390/toxins13090633
Web of Science (WoS)000701706700001
ID Code:25890
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:20 Oct 2021 15:25
Metadata Last Modified:20 Oct 2021 15:31

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