Citrinin toxicity in growing chicks

Poultry Science
T S NelsonM M Campbell

Abstract

Male broiler chicks, from day-old to 3 weeks of age, were fed diets containing 0, 100, 220, 330, and 440 ppm citrinin produced by Penicillium lanosum grown on whole corn. Body weight decreased (P less than .05) when chicks were fed the diets containing 330 and 440 ppm citrinin. Average body weight of chicks fed the diet containing 220 ppm citrinin was 8% less than that of chicks fed no toxin. Feed utilization decreased (P less than .05) with chicks fed the diet containing 440 ppm citrinin. Analysis of thigh muscle, kidney, liver, and blood for citrinin revealed detectable amounts in the liver and blood of chicks fed 440 ppm.

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