Efficacy of piperine in reducing the effects of aflatoxin intoxication in broiler chickens : a preliminary report

@inproceedings{Sharanya2011EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of piperine in reducing the effects of aflatoxin intoxication in broiler chickens : a preliminary report},
  author={V. Sharanya and I. S.R. and R. C.A. and F. M.E. and G. L.E. and G. M.Osborna. and M. M.G.},
  year={2011}
}
Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus are filamentous fungi that infect oil seeds and tree nuts and contaminate these commodities with toxic secondary metabolites, such as aflatoxin. These mycotoxins are hepatotoxic and carcinogenic (Groopman and Kensler, 2005). Besides, aflatoxin has immunosuppressive properties, increasing susceptibility of infections and decreasing protection conferred by vaccination (Venturini et al., 1996).