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The effect of exercise on the toxicity of aflatoxin B1 in chickens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  523387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three trials were conducted to study the effects of exercise on aflatoxicosis in young broiler and layer chicks. Aflatoxin B1 was fed at levels of 0 or 5 ppm in a corn-based diet. Exercise was conducted on a motorized treadmill. In one trial, the growth rate of aflatoxin-fed birds was found to be increased significantly (P less than .05) by exercise, but it was not equal to that of the control birds. In other trials, growth rates were increased by exercise in birds receiving aflatoxin, but not significantly. Feed consumption measurements indicated that the decreased growth rates in the aflatoxin-fed birds were due to decreased feed consumption. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase levels were decreased significantly in the unexercised broiler chicks fed aflatoxin (P less than .025). In one trial, liver weights of broiler chicks were increased significantly by aflatoxin (P less than .005). In the birds fed aflatoxin and exercised, liver weights also were increased but to a lesser degree (P less than .01).
G M Randall; F H Bird
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-17     Completed Date:  1980-03-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1284-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aflatoxins / metabolism,  toxicity*
Body Weight
Chickens / growth & development*,  metabolism
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase / metabolism
Liver / enzymology
Physical Exertion*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aflatoxins; EC Dehydrogenase

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