Date of Award
Master of Science
Hugo A. Ramirez-Ramirez
Mycotoxins can compromise immune function and lead to decreased animal health and productivity. In addition, aflatoxin (AF) can be transferred from the mammary gland to milk as AFM1, a carcinogenic metabolis of AF, thus generating a human food safety concern. Since mycotoxins are ubiquitous in various animal feedstuffs, dietary interventions to prevent their absorption are pertinent.Therefore, we postulated that supplementing a dietary adsorbent would help limit AFM1 in urine and milk. Consequently, objectives were to determine the effects of supplementing a silicoglycidol clay on milk and urine AFM1 concentration, transfer %, and excretion values and to determine the response of inflammatory biomarkers on an AF challenge.
Emily Hannele Branstad
Branstad, Emily Hannele, "Supplementing silicoglycidol clay for the reduction of aflatoxin M1 in milk and biomarkers of liver dysfunction in dairy cows" (2019). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 17410.