Aflatoxin induced hepatocarcinogenesis in ducks

  title={Aflatoxin induced hepatocarcinogenesis in ducks},
  author={T Leenadevi and K V Valsala and Arun Rajan},
  journal={Mycotoxin Research},
To assess the carcinogenic response of duck hepatic tissue, an experimental study was undertaken. Pure aflatoxin B1, was administered to twelve white pekin ducks of two to three months of age at a dose rate of 0.04165 mg/kg body weight every third day for six months. There was reduction in body weight and haemoglobin level from the third month onwards. Total serum protein, albumin and globulin had a slow and gradual reduction and ESR was significantly increased from the third month. Serum… CONTINUE READING


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