Efficacy of Silymarin on Aflatoxin Residues in Eggs and Health Status of Laying Hens

Authors

  • Hussein Ali Rashid1 , Mushtaq Talib Abdulwahid2

Keywords:

: Aflatoxin residue, Silymarin, HPLC technique.

Abstract

The study aimed to evaluate the silymarin in reducing the aflatoxin (AF) residues in eggs and health status

of laying hens. A total of 120 laying hensat the age of 240 days were randomly divided into three equal

groups fed on diet with or without AF and 0.5% of silymarin. The residues of AF in the eggs were measured

at the age of 260 and 280 days by using HPLC technique as well as, physiological tests. The results of the

3rd group showed a significant (P?0.05) increase in RBCs, PCV% and Hb, AST, ALT concentrations and Ab

titer against ND and IB diseases as compared with the 2nd group and the control. Also, there was a significant

(P?0.05) decrease in the concentrations of AF (B1) and (G1) in eggs at the age of 260 days as compared with

the 2nd and the control

Author Biography

Hussein Ali Rashid1 , Mushtaq Talib Abdulwahid2

1Post Graduate/Ministry of Agriculture/Veterinary of Directorate/Diyala/Iraq, 2Assist. Prof./Department of

Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Hussein Ali Rashid1 , Mushtaq Talib Abdulwahid2. (2020). Efficacy of Silymarin on Aflatoxin Residues in Eggs and Health Status of Laying Hens. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2486-2491. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10810