, Volume 158, Issue 3, pp 337–341 | Cite as

Influence of dietary culture material containing aflatoxin and T2 toxin on certain serum biochemical constituents in Japanese quail

  • R. Madheswaran
  • C. Balachandran
  • B. Murali Manohar


Forty newly hatched unsexed Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) chicks were fed diets containing 3 ppm aflatoxin (AF) and 4 ppm T2 toxin either singly and in combination for 35 days. Sera samples were collected from six birds in each group at the end of the trial to study the effect of certain serum biochemical parameters. Highly significant (P < 0.01) differences were observed for serum total protein, albumin, globulin, glucose, cholesterol, aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) between control and toxin treated groups. Toxin treated groups did not reveal any significant difference for serum urea nitrogen, creatinine, uric acid, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. There was a reduction in the levels of serum total protein, albumin, globulin, glucose, cholesterol, ALT and elevation of AST and GGT and variable ALP levels observed in toxin treated groups.

Key words

Japanese quail aflatoxin T2 toxin serum biochemical parameters 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Madheswaran
    • 1
  • C. Balachandran
    • 2
  • B. Murali Manohar
    • 3
  1. 1.KammanaickampattiTamilnaduIndia
  2. 2.Centralised Clinical LaboratoryMadras Veterinary CollegeChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Veterinary PathologyMadras Veterinary CollegeChennaiIndia

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