Toxins are agents or carriers that can cause acute to chronic diseases in poultry. Toxins are the main reason for severe economic loss in poultry farming affecting the health and performance of poultry layer birds. About 300-400 types are mycotoxins are known but on the basis of toxicity, their occurrence and effect on health aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol (DON or vomitoxin), zearalenone, fumonisin, T2 toxin, and T2 like toxins (trichothecenes) are concerned. Their presence in the body can cause immunosuppression, damage to vital organs, reduction in productivity and in some bad situation it causes death. It is very difficult to get rid out these mycotoxins as there is no poultry feed which is free from toxins. Toxins are fungus or bacteria that grows on the surface of the feed and it occurs due to improper storage, humidity, damped areas and temperature.
In layer farming the egg laying hens are highly sensitive to aflatoxin toxicity. When they consume the feed which is contaminated with this type of toxin there may be reduced egg production, egg weight, serum albumin with an increase in organ weight like liver & kidney. With the addition of toxin binder in the contaminated poultry feed is a good step to reduce the negative effect of toxins on the body. The binders decontaminate the toxin in the feed by binding them and inhibit the interaction of toxin with the metabolism and prevents the toxin to get absorbed in the intestinal tract.Anfatox Pro, is one of the reliable poultry toxin binder which help in decontaminating the toxic effects on the body by selectively binding the toxins from the contaminated feed without affecting the nutrients of the feed. Along with this we can also use layer feed enzyme which promotes better digestion of the feed and absorption of nutrients in the intestinal tract which enhances the health and productivity. These enzymes comes with probiotics which promotes better egg production and prevents loose dropping, sticky & dirty egg production.
Or, as directed by veterinarian consultant.