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Diseases of Poultry
By Ivan Dinev, DVM, PhD


AFLATOXICOSIS

Aflatoxins are very toxic and carcinogenic mycotoxins, produced by moulds of the Aspergillus and Penicillium genera. In broilers, paralysis and lying down could be observed. The growth of affected birds is retarded.

403.Aflatoxins are very toxic and carcinogenic mycotoxins, produced by moulds of the Aspergillus and Penicillium genera. In broilers, paralysis and lying down could be observed. The growth of affected birds is retarded.

 
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404.405.406.A more typical gross finding is the yellowish to yellow-earth colour of the liver, the multiple haemorrhages and a characteristic reticular appearance of the capsular surface.

 
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407.In severe intoxications, the kidneys are enlarged and filled with urates.

 
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