The effects of Vomitoxin (DON) on rabbit rations

The effects of molds and mycotoxins and specifically vomitoxin is unknown in rabbits.

Rabbit producers have been very concerned for the past year with higher than normal deaths due to diarrhea in fryer rabbits.

  • Vomitoxin (DON) levels and specifically wheat by-products containing greater than 1 ppm vomitoxin in the total diet have been blamed by some rabbit producers for this problem..
  • Rabbit producers should be working directly with their feed supplier to ensure that vomitoxin levels in their feed contains less than 1 ppm.

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Dr. B. Wright - Veterinary Scientist, Equine and Alternative Livestock/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 10 November 2006
Last Reviewed: 28 September 2015