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Effect of Aflatoxin on Feed Conversion Ratio in Broilers: A Meta-analysis
- Suganthi, R. Umaya (National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology) ;
- Suresh, K.P. (National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology) ;
- Parvatham, R. (National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology)
- Received : 2011.05.02
- Accepted : 2011.06.29
- Published : 2011.12.01
Aflatoxins are natural contaminants of poultry feeds and feed ingredients and cause liver damage, immunosuppression, reduction in performance and mortality in broilers. A number of studies have been carried out to study the effects of aflatoxin on feed conversion ratio in broilers. The results on feed conversion ratio of 10 research articles in broilers fed with aflatoxin from first day of age to six weeks of age were compiled and were subjected to meta-analysis. Chi-square test and
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