Hematological and immunological effect on chicken exposed to aflatoxin

Samuel, Alo Odunayo; Olubukola, Oyebanji and Mathew, Abatan Oluwole (2009) Hematological and immunological effect on chicken exposed to aflatoxin. Veterinary World, 2 (1). pp. 5-7. ISSN 0972-8988

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Chickens were exposed to aflatoxin sourced from rice substrate.Enzyme immunosorbent assay was used to evaluate the immune response to newcastle disease vaccinations vis a vis the hematological pictures. Results shows a dose dependent reduction in immune titer to Newcastle disease.Hematological findings confirms leucopenia,throbocytopenia, with increased PCV and hemoglobin.Also increased is the heterophils which was masked by other lucocytes reduction. This hematological picture and immunosuppression is being linked to increased glucocorticoid in the subjects.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aflatoxin, Dose, Immunity, Newcastle Disease, Titre, Chicken, Immunosuppression
Subjects:Animal Diseases > Salmonella Infections, Animal
Animal Diseases > Bird Diseases > Poultry Diseases
Bacteria > Proteobacteria
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacteria > Gram-Negative Bacteria > Gram-Negative Aerobic Bacteria > Gram-Negative Aerobic Rods and Cocci > Pseudomonadaceae > Pseudomonas
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Factors > Toxins
Animal Diseases > Bird Diseases > Newcastle Disease
-Journal Repositories > Veterinary World
Virus Diseases > RNA Virus Infections > Mononegavirales Infections
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Birds > Poultry
Bacteria > Gram-Negative Bacteria
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 2-Ring > Benzopyrans
ID Code:3350
Deposited By:Dr Anjum Sherasiya
Deposited On:22 September 2009

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