Title:Effects of mycotoxin binders on serum levels of vitamins and minerals in pigs
Fiegenbaum, Thorsten S.
The hypothesis of this thesis was, that there is no significant difference between the means the three groups fed with basal diets combined mycotoxin binders and a control group fed with nothing but the basal diet. In this trial, 1344 pigs were fed 4 different rations, 3 of those with 3 different commercially available mycotoxin binders, at a dosage of 2kg/1000kg of basal diet, the control group was only given the basal diet. All feeds and water were available ad libitum at all times of the day. Blood samples were taken from 48 random pigs, equally distributed among all test groups and sex. The blood samples were repeated on the same animals 35 days later. When all samples were obtained, they were sent to an independent laboratory for analysis of the serum for levels of the following minerals and Vitamins: Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Zink, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Vitamin E.