Comparative toxicity of Ricinus communis and Jatropha curcas in Brown Hisex chicks.

Abstract

Symptoms, lesions and changes in growth, haematology and clinical chemistry were investigated in Brown Hisex chicks fed diets containing 0.5% Jatropha curcas seed or 0.5% Ricinus communis seed. High mortality and more severe changes occurred in chicks on Ricinus diet than Jatropha feed. The results indicated that caution should be observed in tropical countries where people are accustomed to chewing castor bean when in need of a laxative.

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@article{Badwi1995ComparativeTO, title={Comparative toxicity of Ricinus communis and Jatropha curcas in Brown Hisex chicks.}, author={S M el Badwi and S. E. I. Adam and H. J. Hapke}, journal={DTW. Deutsche tierärztliche Wochenschrift}, year={1995}, volume={102 2}, pages={75-7} }