DETERMINATION OF BLOOD AND IMMUNE PARAMETERS IN BROILERS EXPOSED TO FUMONISIN

Koppenol, A.1; Machado Júnior, P.C.2,3, Dhaouadi, S.1, Caron, L.F.3,4

1Impextraco nv, Wiekevorstsesteenweg 38, Heist-op-den-berg, Belgium;
2Impextraco Latin America, Rua Eng. Sady Souza 650, Curitiba, Brazil;
3Department of Basic Pathology, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil;
4Imunova Análises Biològicas LTDA, Curitiba, Brazil.

Introduction

Fumonisins (FUM) are mycotoxins commonly produced by molds belonging to the Fusarium genus. They are usually identified in poultry feed, because these feed are mainly based on corn. 

The aim of the present trial is to assess the effects of feeding broiler chickens with FUM naturally contaminated feed and its impact in the poultry’s immune response, blood variables as well as to evaluate the protective effect of adding an anti-mycotoxin additive (Elitox®) to this feed. 

Materials and Methods

In total, 96 male Cobb 500 day-old-chicks were divided over 3 isolators of 32 chicks each. All animals were individually weighed and identified using a wing tag. They were fed........

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