Med. Weter. 71 (12), 758-762, 2015

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Chuhan Wang , Xi Peng, Hengmin Cui, Jing Fang
Effects of aflatoxin B1 on the erythrocyte count, the content of hemoglobin, and the immune adherence function of erythrocytes in chickens
One hundred and twenty one-day-old male Avian broilers were randomly divided into four equal groups and fed for 21 days as follows: a control diet and three aflatoxin B1 supplemented diets containing 0.15, 0.3, and 0.6 mg/kg aflatoxin B1. The RBC count, the content of hemoglobin, and the immune adherence function of erythrocytes were determined. The results in the three aflatoxin B1 groups indicated that the RBC count was increased, the rate of C3b receptor rosette and the content of hemoglobin were decreased, whereas the rate of immune complex rosette showed no obvious change compared with the control group. These results show that aflatoxin B1 induced primary damage to the erythrocytic adherence function.
Key words: aflatoxin B1, C3b receptor rosette rate, immune complex rosette rate