Potential ameliorators of aflatoxicosis in weanling/growing swine

M. D. Lindemann, D. J. Blodgett, E. T. Kornegay, G. G. Schurig
1993 Journal of Animal Science  
Three trials using 207 crossbred pigs were conducted to evaluate the effects of aflatoxincontaminated corn on young pigs and to determine whether several nutritional and nonnutritional dietary amendments would benefit performance or health in situations of aflatoxin B1 contamination. In Trial 1 improvements in those serum clinical chemistry indicators adversely affected by the contaminated diet were observed with additions of .25, 50, and .75% sodium bentonite to a diet naturally contaminated
more » ... ally contaminated with 800 ppb of aflatoxin. There was no benefit to including more than 30% sodium bentonite to the contaminated diet. In situations of aflatoxin contamination, dietary alterations or additions can be made to diminish the adverse effects of aflatoxin. for feeding and care of the animals. 'Mention of a trade name does not constitute a guarantee or warranty by WI&SU and does not imply its approval to the exclusion of other products that may be suitable. 3To whom correspondence should be addressed: Tidewater Agric. Exp. Sta.,
doi:10.2527/1993.711171x pmid:8384193 fatcat:jykhvz55gvhetiwp2xzq6l2a7a