Sows are highly susceptible to mycotoxins. The consumption of mycotoxin multi-contaminated diets can result in a variety of symptoms, mainly due to the oxidative stress induced. Reproductive failures and disruptions in the piglets’ development can occur. Supplementing sows’ diets with mycotoxin-detoxifying agents helps to prevent and mitigate mycotoxins toxicity through adsorbing the mycotoxins and reducing the oxidative stress, enhancing the health status and the reproductive performances.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an anti-mycotoxins agent on the antioxidant capacity, health and reproductive performance of gestating-lactating sows under mycotoxins challenge.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The use of the multi-component mycotoxin-detoxifier in primiparous sows promotes their reproductive performances and improves their antioxidant status under mycotoxins multi-contamination challenge.