Closing the door to mycotoxins – shuts the gate to pathogens
Avian mycotoxicosis is a hidden limiting factor in the poultry industry. It causes losses not only in terms of lost performance, but also as an immuno-suppressive agent increasing the bird’s susceptibility to diseases and mortality. The gastrointestinal tract represents the first barrier against ingested chemicals, feed contaminants and natural toxins. Following ingestion of mycotoxin contaminated feed, intestinal epithelial cells can be exposed to toxins, leading to direct intestinal damage.