Mycotoxicity of Aspergillus ochraceus to chicks.

  title={Mycotoxicity of Aspergillus ochraceus to chicks.},
  author={B L Doupnik and J. Peckham},
  journal={Applied microbiology},
  volume={19 4},
Five isolates of Aspergillus ochraceus, obtained from peanuts, were grown separately on sterile, moist corn for 14 days and fed to 1-day-old Babcock B-300 cockerels to evaluate their toxic effects. Two isolates were highly toxic, causing death of all birds during the 1st week of the experiment. Two isolates were moderately toxic, causing severe growth suppression with some deaths occurring throughout the 3-week test period. One isolate had no apparent effect. When the two most toxic isolates… CONTINUE READING