Effect of dietary ochratoxin on body weight and biochemical changes in broiler chicks
Dr. Thavitiki Prasada Rao, Dr. Manasa Varra and Dr. TV Sai Kumar
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is the second most mycotoxin contamination after aflatoxin in poultry industry. It is due to ingestion of OTA contaminated feed causes acute ochratoxicosis in poultry. It poses a great threat to the lives of poultry, animals and humans. It has hepatotoxic, nephrotoxic, immune suppression and teratogenicity effects in birds. The present study was designed to evaluate the OTA effects on FCR, body weight gains and blood biochemical parameters of broilers. For this day old broilers were divided into two equal groups and were given OTA at 2 ppm and without OTA for six weeks. Results indicated that feeding OTA alone caused reduction in body weight gain, poor FCR, increased gross lesions, altered relative organ weights and serum biochemical values.
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Dr. Thavitiki Prasada Rao, Dr. Manasa Varra, Dr. TV Sai Kumar. Effect of dietary ochratoxin on body weight and biochemical changes in broiler chicks. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):947-950.