Effect of ochratoxin a on body weight, feed intake and feed conversion in broiler chicken.

The effect of ochratoxin A (OA) on the body weight, feed intake, and feed conversion was investigated in broiler chicken fed dietary levels of OA at 0, 1, and 2 ppm for 28 days from hatch. Feeding OA significantly reduced the growth rate of broiler chicken. The reduction was observed from the first week onwards in OA-treated groups. Feed consumption and feed conversion also showed a diminishing trend from the first week of feeding toxin. Its implication on the performance of broiler chicken is discussed.
AuthorsSigamani Masilamani Sakthivelan, Ganne Venkata Sudhakar Rao
JournalVeterinary medicine international (Vet Med Int) Vol. 2010 Pg. 590432 ( 2010) ISSN: 2042-0048 [Electronic] Egypt
PMID21234366 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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