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Can naturally occurring toxins in chicken feed affect a bird's immune system?

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Title: Can naturally occurring toxins in chicken feed affect a bird's immune system?
Author: Girgis, G.; Smith, T.; Barta, J.R.; Girish, C.K.; Karrow, N.A.; Boermans, H.J.; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: Fusarium mycotoxins are toxic chemicals produced by fungi in some grains. Chicken feed may contain Fusarium mycotoxins. Researchers studied the effect of the mycotoxins on the immune response in the jejunum of chickens. They concluded that Fusarium mycotoxins found in chicken feed and GMA have the potential to modulate immune response to a particular infection.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3502
Date: 2012-04-17


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