Turkey poult tolerance to diets containing deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin) and salinomycin.

R. W. Manley, R. M. Hulet, J. B. Meldrum, C. T. Larsen

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Feed taken from a commercial turkey farm where poults had refused to eat the feed and high mortality had occurred was analyzed and found to contain .81 mg/kg vomitoxin and 2.2 mg/kg salinomycin. The present four experiments investigated the effects of diets containing salinomycin at 0, 2.2, 5.5, 11, and 22 mg/kg and vomitoxin at 0, 2.2, and 4.4 mg/kg. A factorial design with vomitoxin at 0 and 4.4 mg/kg and salinomycin at 0 and 22 mg/kg was used in Experiment 4. Poults fed the suspect commercial diet had significantly lower feed consumption and higher motality than poults fed a control diet (P less than .05). Poults (0 to 3 wk of age) fed diets containing vomitoxin (4.4 mg/kg), salinomycin (22 mg/kg), or both showed no significant decrease in feed consumption, body weight gain, or viability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalPoultry science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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