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Endotoxins in commercial poultry operations

The important role of endotoxins in poultry production has aroused great interest in some regions. This is due to the fact that several products have been marketed in recent years that have positive effects on birds, while others have shown adverse effects on other species.

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Gizzard erosion in broilers and the impact of avian adenoviruses

The identification of mild to moderate gizzard erosions (GE) in more than 20- 30% of the healthy commercial broilers examined in post mortem sessions, is commonly found in several countries in the Americas and Asia.

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Critical points in the nutrition of laying hens

Modern laying hens have a high genetic potential to produce eggs. If they receive adequate environmental conditions, health, and nutrition, they can maintain over 90% of the laying rate for a long period of the productive cycle.

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Mycotoxins lesions from a veterinarian’s perspective

Do you want to know whether the mycotoxins measures made at the feed level have been successful? A look at the lesions found in the slaughterhouse could hold the answer. However, the changes present in poultry affected by mycotoxins can be microscopic.

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Endotoxins, enterotoxins, exotoxins, and mycotoxins in animal production

In recent years, more attention has been paid to several types of toxins that frequently affect global animal production. Toxic substances—such as endotoxins, enterotoxins, exotoxins, and mycotoxins—are typically reported under field conditions and associated with animal health problems.

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How mycotoxins and endotoxins unleash oxidative stress

Mycotoxins and endotoxins are naturally occurring toxins posing a serious threat to animal production. Many harmful effects—leaky gut, mouth lesions, damaged villi—are linked to toxins’ capacity to induce oxidative stress […]

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Five pitfalls of mycotoxin identification

When dealing with mycotoxin contamination, the first problem is to diagnose and find out the original contamination level of the feed/grain. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to identify the […]

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Reproductive tract changes in pigs related to zearalenone

Reproductive failure is the most common cause of sow loss in production herds. These failures can affect individual pigs, but they can also be a farm problem. Any region of […]

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