Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 5 (may 2018) : 718-723

Effect of dietary aflatoxins (AFB1) on hematological and biochemical indices of male buffaloes

Omer Naseer, Jawaria Ali Khan, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Muhammad Ovais Omer, Junaid Naseer, Muhmmad Luqman Sohail, Muhmmad Usman Saleem, Waqas Ahmad, Abdullah Saghir Ahmad
1Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
Cite article:- Naseer Omer, Khan Ali Jawaria, Khan Sarwar Muhammad, Omer Ovais Muhammad, Naseer Junaid, Sohail Luqman Muhmmad, Saleem Usman Muhmmad, Ahmad Waqas, Ahmad Saghir Abdullah (2017). Effect of dietary aflatoxins (AFB1) on hematological and biochemical indices of male buffaloes. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(5): 718-723. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9128.
The objective of the study was to determine the effect of dietary aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in growing male buffaloes in terms of feed intake, hematological and serum biochemical parameters. Thirty six bovine growing male buffaloes between 6 months to 12 months of age were divided into four groups to receive diet having no AFB1, 0.6mg/kg, 0.8mg/kg and 1.0mg/kg AFB1 of feed per animal per day for 28 days. The results indicate that the average daily feed intake of AFB1-treated growing male buffaloes significantly declined (P < 0.05) compared with the control. Serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and creatinine were significantly increased (P < 0.05) in response to AFB1, However change in blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels was non-significant values of all hematological parameters decreased significantly (P < 0.05) in1.0mg/kg AFB1 group as compared to other groups after day 14 onward.
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