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Effects of feeding deoxynivalenol-contaminated oats on reproduction performance in White Leghorn hens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8467394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
1. The effect of feeding trichothecene-contaminated diets with graded concentrations of deoxynivalenol ranging from 120 to 4900 micrograms/kg to groups of laying hens was investigated. 2. Food intake, weight gain and egg production were not affected by mycotoxin administration. No significant differences were found between groups. 3. The overall results from the hatching tests did not reveal any significant differences in fertility, hatchability or perinatal mortality, which could be explained by the mycotoxin content in the diets. 4. Body weight at hatching and viability of the chicks were not affected by the mycotoxin concentrations in the diets. 5. The incidence of chick developmental anomalies was increased in the mycotoxin-administered groups compared to controls. Minor malformations were the dominating anomalies and included unwithdrawn yolk sac and delayed ossification. The most frequent major malformations were cloacal atresia and cardiac anomalies.
Authors:
B Bergsjø; O Herstad; I Nafstad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-10     Completed Date:  1993-05-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Veterinary Institute/Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Oslo.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Feed
Animals
Body Weight
Cereals*
Chick Embryo / abnormalities
Chickens / physiology*
Eggs
Female
Food Contamination
Reproduction*
Trichothecenes / administration & dosage*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Trichothecenes; 51481-10-8/deoxynivalenol

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