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n.1.(Chem.) A compound of hydrocyanic acid with a base; - distinguished from a cyanide, in which only the cyanogen so combines.
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Cassava contains a natural content of lactic acid bacteria and yeast, a minimum mycotoxin contamination and a low, non-toxic content of hydrocyanide (HCN) which promotes good health in animals (Reas, 1996; Kanto and Juttupornpong, 2005; Promthong, 2005; Kanto, 2006).
The cassava chips in the CCB had hydrocyanide (HCN) content reduced by soaking in water for 4 h, boiled for 1 h and sun dried for 3 d before mixing in the experimental diet.
If the particle decayed, it released hydrocyanide and the cat was dead; if the particle stayed intact, the cat was alive.
However, Makkar and Becker [5] reported that the presence of a cocktail of anti-nutritional factors like phorbol esters, saponins, tannins, phytates, lectins, hydrocyanides and oxalates prevent its use in animal feeding; phorbol ester is considered the most toxic compound.