Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of aflatoxin-contaminated ratio on the haematological profile of the growth phase of laying hens which includes the number of erythrocytes, hemoglobin levels, Packed Cell Volume (PCV), and the number of leukocytes. Day Old Chick (DOC) of 36 animals used in this study were then divided into two groups (P0 and P1). P0 (control group) was given commercial CP 524 100% and P1 (treatment group) was given 80% CP-524 basal feed and 20% aflatoxin contaminated feed was added. Chicken was adapted for 20 days then the treatment of giving aflatoxin was carried out for 40 days with a sampling period every 20 days, namely days 20, 40, and 60. The results of this study showed that the changes that occur in the blood profile did not have a significant difference (p > 0.05). Overall the number of erythrocytes, hemoglobin levels, and Packed Cell Vollume (PCV) has increased due to the absence of erithropoesis disorders and an increase in leukocytes due to infection but within the norm. The increase in the hematological profile is influenced by several factors, namely age, sex, environmental temperature, and climate factors. The conclusion of this study was that 20% of aflatoxin-contaminated feed did not have an effect on the haematological profile of the growth phase layer chicken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1188-1192
Number of pages5
JournalPollution Research
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Aflatoxin
  • Haematological
  • Layer chicken

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