Effect Of Bee Brood And Zeolite On Broiler Chickens Exposed By Mycotoxin T-2

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Eduard I. Semenov, NailyaN. Mishina , Vadim R. Saitov , Ksenia V. Perfilova , GlebS. Kashevarov , Svetlana A. Tanaseva , Ilgiz I. Idiyatov , Evgeniya Yu. Tarasova , Lilia E. Matrosova, Oksana V. Shlyamina , Zhanna Nasybullina and Kirill A. Sharshov


Mycotoxins cause a concern in the poultry industry as they can reduce bird productivity and increase susceptibility to diseases. One of the most important trichothecene mycotoxins affecting poultry is T-2 toxin. Since it is not possible to avoid mycotoxins in feed, one of the most practical ways to reduce the risk of mycotoxin contamination in poultry is to use effective mitigation programs that can limit the bioavailability of mycotoxins in the animal's digestive tract. It seems interesting to use alternative ways of protection – the use of natural products. The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of different concentrations of a mixture of zeolite and bee brood in broiler diets when exposed to mycotoxin T-2. In blood samples, total protein, albumin, globulins, glucose, hemoglobin concentration, erythrocyte and leukocyte con-tent were determined and compared. We showed that the introduction of a mixture of zeolite and bee brood into the diet of broiler chickens had a significant positive effect on the increase in live weight and blood parameters, reducing the negative effect of mycotoxin. Thus, the addition of zeolite and the bee brood product to the diet has a certain protective effect when exposed to the T-2 mycotoxin produced by fungi of the genus Fusarium. Further research is needed to fully recognize the pharmacological activity and expand the use of bee products.

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