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  • theholisticgoat

    February 7, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    Effect of Nanosilica and Bentonite as Mycotoxins Adsorbent Agent in Broiler Chickens’ Diet on Growth Performance and Hepatic Histopathology

    “This study showed that the contaminations of mycotoxins in feed can affect the growth rate of broilers. It is necessary to use adsorbent agents, such as bentonite or silicate and especially in the form of nanosilica, which can be more active to minimize the harmful effects of mycotoxins. Moreover, the study addresses the prevention and control strategies of mycotoxins using clay minerals in the form of nanosilica and bentonite. It could be concluded that the addition of nanosilica and bentonite improved the performance and the health of broiler chickens at 0.20% and 0.50% levels, respectively. The findings suggest that there is a need to conduct more research in the field using nanomaterials as adsorbent agents for mycotoxins. The obtained results can be implemented in different areas, including the utilization of rice husks as a source of nanosilica acting as an adsorbent agent of mycotoxins to improve the performance of broiler chickens.”