Aflatoxicosis in poultry: A review. Article (PDF Available) · September with Reads. Cite this publication. Ansuman Mohapatra at. Aflatoxins (AF) are a class of mycotoxins, produced by fungal species of the genus Aspergillus (flavus and parasiticus) and Penicillium puberulum, that are often. Abstract. Poultry has commonly been considered highly susceptible to aflatoxins. However, among domestic fowl there is wide variability in specific species sen.

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Summary of experiments conducted with dietary aflatoxins in chickens showing the stimulatory effect observed at the low doses tested.

Email alerts New issue alert. The hormetic response of aflatoxins in body weight in chickens has not been observed in other commercial poultry species such as ducks and turkeys. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Inverted-J dose-response for body weight against the log 2 of dietary aflatoxin in aclatoxicosis.

Arginine and manganese supplementation on the immune aflatoxidosis of broilers immune stimulated with vaccine against Salmonella Enteritidis.

Other lesions commonly found were hemorrhages on the intestinal mucosa, pale or yellow discoloration of puoltry bone marrow, dermal necrosis, vesicular lesions on the feet and legs, and enlargement of costo-chondral joints related to rachitic rosary.

These diseases may vary on aflatpxicosis severity, target sites, and mechanism of toxicity. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Therefore, the probability of contamination of certain feed ingredients or finished feed with multi-mycotoxins is very high Speijers and Speijers, A possible explanation is that mycotoxins are produced so that fungi win a competitive advantage on other organisms Rankin and Grau, Conclusions Field observations have suggested that the most common mycotoxins found in poultry operations in Indonesia, include aflatoxins, trichothecenes, ochratoxins, fumonisins and zearalenone, which all can reduce performance and increase disease incidence in chicken farm operations.

The interaction between mycotoxins often leads to synergistic effects, when the negative effects of one mycotoxin are amplified the presence of another.

Examples of the inverted J-shaped dose-response relationship of body weight vs. Research Veterinary Science GowdaN. To properly study the hormetic response a large number of properly spaced doses are required Calabrese, In layers and parent stocks, there was a sharp decrease in egg production, poor egg shell, increased number of cracked eggs, reduced egg size; cyanosis of the comb and wattle; decreased fertility and hatchability parent stocks.


Poultry has commonly been considered highly susceptible to aflatoxins.

The Common Clinical Signs and Pathological Lesions of Mycotoxicoses in Poultry –

In many cases of aflatoxicosis there was an increase in leg problems, leg weakness, reduced bone strength, short shank, and leg deformity. Supplementing feed with absorbents. However, among domestic fowl there is wide variability in specific species sensitivity to these mycotoxins.

Johnson and Damron, Mycotoxin aflafoxicosis and the severity of the problem caused by these compounds vary from year aflatozicosis year and also from one geographic region to the other. Histological lesions, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and T cell subsets changes of spleen in chicken fed aflatoxin-contaminated corn. Most mycotoxins can cause lipid peroxidation, damage of membrane structures and their functions, induces apoptosis programmed cell death leading to cellular necrosis Surai,Fink-Gremmels, Sometimes there were neural disturbances, such as abnormal wing positioning or lack of reflexes.

An analysis of the hormesis database Calabrese and Blain, concerning parameters relating to weight gain indicates that numerous agents Table 1 induce a hormetic-like biphasic dose response in regard to body weight gain.

When they are simultaneously present, their interactive effects can be classified as additive, synergistic, or antagonistic. Protein and glucosides, as an example, can be bound to mycotoxins by growing plants in the field to protect themselves from foreign compounds or by microorganisms which may change the mycotoxin structure during storage.

The pancreas was usually small and depigmented and there were hemorrhages on subcutaneous tissues and muscles. Field observations have suggested that the most common mycotoxins found in poultry operations in Indonesia, include aflatoxins, trichothecenes, ochratoxins, fumonisins and aflatoxicodis, which all pooultry reduce performance and increase disease incidence in chicken farm operations. Samples of feed and ingredients should be collected and promptly submitted for laboratory analysis.

In layers and parent stocks, there was regression of ovaries and atrophy of oviduct. Several hundreds of mycotoxins have been reported and isolated, as many as approximately varieties, with their target sites and toxicity, with varying chemical structures of each one.


Increased susceptibility to bruising and heat stress. Reproduced with permission from the Poultry Science Association from Richardson et al. Nevertheless, it must not be forgotten that effects of mycotoxins are very complex and it is possible that symptoms and pathological lesions differ to the ones presented here may also occur Naehrer, They are chemically stable due to their chemical structure and low molecular weight.

An overview of aflatoxicosis of poultry: its characteristics, prevention and reduction.

Leaky Gut and Mycotoxins: Effectiveness of melatonin on aflatoxicosis in chicks. The mechanism of action of aflatoxins on the hormetic response in chickens needs to be investigated. In rare cases, some mycotoxins conjugates can be excreted directly by fungi, such as 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol and acetyldeoxynivalenol by Fusarium sp.

Aflatoxicosis represents one of the serious diseases of poultry, livestock and other animals. They have caustic and irritant effects on the skin and mucous membrane Devegowda and Murthy, In the field, poultry, such as chickens are exposed to multi-mycotoxins and subjected to a broader variety of stressing factors.


In the field, zearalenone and DON were found simultaneously in feed or raw materials Richard,and may have synergistic interaction Naehrer, Therefore, chickens may exhibit signs and lesions of mycotoxicoses, even at apparent low level of mycotoxins present in the feed Naehrer, Clinical signs and pathological lesions related to different mycotoxins Clinical signs and pathological ib related to mycotoxins are closely related to poultry species, type of mycotoxins, dose ingested, and duration of exposure.

A biphasic low-dose stimulation high-dose inhibition response curve for body weight in chickens receiving graded levels of dietary aflatoxin has been extensively reported in arlatoxicosis literature.

Mycotoxicoses are difficult to diagnose because of a great variation in possible symptoms and target organs as well as pathological lesions.