A.S. Series 70-5
Some twenty years ago farmers in the State of South Dakota while feeding moldy soft com to cattle were curious to use the same feed to their chickens. As per the findings of Indiana workers, a 30% level of molded com was recommended as a feasible inclusion in the layer diet. Today, however, we hesitate to recommend moldy corn because of the fact that problems like hemorrhagic conditions of leg muscles, livers and kidneys and other evidences of toxicity have been traceable to the use of molded feed stuffs. The tragic losses experienced by turkey growers of England in the early 60's were traced to molded peanut meal, shown subsequently to contain aflatoxin, a most powerful poison.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Choudhury, H. and Carlson, C. W., "How a Mold Toxin Effects Egg Production" (1970). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1970. 6.