Title

Dietary Butylated Hydroxytoluene Protects Against Aflatoxicosis in Turkeys

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Poisonous Plants and Related Toxins

Editor

T. Acamovic, C.S. Stewart and T.W. Pennycott

Publisher

CAB International Publishing

Publication Date

2003

First Page

478

Last Page

483

Abstract

Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), a hepatotoxin produced by the ubiquitous fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, is a nearly universal contaminant of poultry feeds (Klein et al., 2000). Avoidance of contaminated feeds is rarely possible, and feed that contains relatively low concentrations of AFB1 may still have deleterious effects on sensitive species, such as poultry (Giambrone et al., 1985). In poultry, AFB1 causes a reduction in growth rate, feed efficiency, hatchability, increased susceptibility to bacterial and viral diseases, and severe hepatotoxicosis (Kubena et al., 1995).

Comments

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