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A. A. Asker ;Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 2008, 8 (1)

Autor: I. F. M. Marai

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Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems E-ISSN: 1870-0462 ccastro@uady.mx Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán México Marai, I.
F.
M.; Asker, A.
A. Aflatoxins in rabbit production: hazards and control Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, vol.
8, núm.
1, 2008, pp.
1-28 Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Mérida, Yucatán, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=93980101 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 8 (2008): 1 - 28 REVIEW [REVISIÓN] AFLATOXINS IN RABBIT PRODUCTION: HAZARDS AND CONTROL Tropical and Subtropical [AFLATOXINAS EN LA PRODUCCIÓN DE CONEJOS: RIESGOS Y CONTROL] I.
F.
M.
Marai1* and A.
A.
Asker2 Agroecosystems 1 Department of Animal Production Department of Poultry Production Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt. *Corresponding author 2 SUMMARY RESUMEN Aflatoxins (AFs) are metabolites produced by some fungi such as Aspergillus spp., penicillium spp.
and Rhizopus spp.
They are considered to be among the most dangerous mycotoxins.
Aflatoxicosis caused by aflatoxin (AF) B1 and related toxins represent one of the most serious diseases of rabbits and other animal species.
Rabbits are considered of the most sensitive animals to aflatoxicosis.
Ingestion of AFs by rabbits showed many effects including reduction of feed intake, poor efficiency of feed conversion and feed efficiency, poor growth, malabsorption of various nutrients, decreased tissues integrity, increased susceptibility to infection, vaccine and drug failure and increased sensitivity to temperature extremes.
Great pathological changes in most body organs are induced by AFs ingestion.
Such changes are liver and kidney dysfunctions and genetic damage (carci...





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