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Influence of COVID19 Lockdown on the Poultry Feed

R. Durairajan and M. Murugan

Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, TANUVAS, Melmaruvathur-603 319, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal August 2020 : 97 (8) - pages 31 to 33
(Received: January, 2020, Accepted: August, 2020)


An investigation into the incidence of mycotoxins in the poultry feed was made near VUTRC, Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu. The lesions were suggestive of mycotoxin toxicity based on history, clinical findings, postmortem lesions, analysis of feed materials by TLC and it was confirmed as citrinin, aflotoxins B1 and combined toxins for the first time in Melmaruvathur region. Affected birds were kept in isolation and treated with supportive therapy with vitamins, and electrolyte orally. Birds were fed commercially available mycotoxins binders and the mortality was controlled within two days of the control measures.

Key Words: COVID19 lockdown, Mycotoxins, Poultry feed, control

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