RESEARCH ARTICLES

ULTRASTRUCTURAL CHANGES IN LIVER OF DUCKS IN CHRONIC AFLATOXICOSIS
K. Latha, Mammen. J. Abraham, K. M. Ramachandran, P. K. Ismail and K. Narayanankutty

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2007. 38:34-35.

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Abstract


Dietary aflatoxin was fed to four groups of four month old male desi ducks daily at a dose rate of 5, 10,20 and 40 ppb per kg of feed. The ultrastructural changes noticed in the hepatocytes were intact cell nucleus with prominent nuclear pores, increased amounts of heterochromatin that appeared as clumps, dilatation and degranulation of rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), rounded oval or elongated mitochondria and scattered lipid droplets.


Key words : Aflatoxin, duck, ultrastructural pathology.