Mycotoxins in rabbit feed: A review

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Abstract

Rabbit meat constitutes a measurable portion of the human diet. Thus, the ingredients used in rabbit feed and their contamination with undesirable substances are fundamentally important both in terms of the quality of the meat and the potential human health impacts associated with the animal-based food-production chain. The inclusion of feed ingredients which are contaminated with toxic substances may have a range of biological or toxicological effects on animal production. Rabbit feed ingredients that constitute complete feed products are derived from different raw materials and the contamination of feed materials would represent an important potential hazard. This review summarizes some of the toxic effects of mycotoxins, such as aflatoxins, ochratoxin, citritin, patulin, trichothecenes (deoxynivalenol, diacetoxyscirpenol, T-2 toxin), zearalenone, fumonisins, moniliformin and fusaric acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Rabbit Science
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • Feed
  • Mycotoxins
  • Rabbit
  • Toxicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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