Influence of Tannin Extracts on Hematological and Production Properties of Male Rabbits Fed Mycotoxin Diets

Authors

  • Aseel Adnan Abdulhussein
  • Mohammed Munis Dakheel

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17702

Keywords:

Tannins, biochemical blood tests, production properties, male rabbits, mycotoxin

Abstract

Tannins, as secondary metabolism of plant products, have several beneficial properties, such as
antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal capabilities. These features have been used by the industry to
improve animal performance.
Twenty-eight healthy local male rabbits were weighted (average 1382.7 g) the animals were divided
regularly and equally into four groups, which contained control (fed basal diet), Mycotoxin group (fed
contaminated diet), the third group was fed mycotoxinsdiets plus giving orally tannin extract (125 mg/
ml), and the fourth treatment was given mycotoxinsdiets plus giving orally tannin extract (250 mg/ml).
The results demonstrated that tannin extracts, both concentrations of either 125 or 250 mg/ml, caused
considerable variations (p≤0.01) in weight growth when compared to the control or the mycotoxin
group. The body weight of the groups, however, was unaffected by these concentrations. Furthermore,
using these extracts on mycotoxin diets caused a change in the feed conversion ratio and feed intake
among rabbit groups, with the tannin groups showing lower values than the others.On the other hand,
when compared both groups, the mycotoxin and low dose of the tannin, with a high concentration of
tannin extract, 250 mg/ml, revealed significant values in liver enzymes (ALT and AST). Additionally,
the same treatment (250 mg/ml) significantly reduced creatinine and urea levels as compared to other
groups.
In conclusion, a high concentration of tannin extract, from black tea, showed beneficial effects on the
productive trials, the biochemical properties in male rabbits that fed contaminated mycotoxin diets.

Author Biographies

Aseel Adnan Abdulhussein

Researcher/ Department of Veterinary Public Health; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad Iraq

Mohammed Munis Dakheel

Researcher/ Department of Veterinary Public Health; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Aseel Adnan Abdulhussein, & Mohammed Munis Dakheel. (2021). Influence of Tannin Extracts on Hematological and Production Properties of Male Rabbits Fed Mycotoxin Diets. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 1437–1444. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17702