Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Animal Science

Abstract

The term "aflatoxicosis" is applied to the toxicosis which is produced by "aflatoxin", a poisonous metabolite produced by certain strains of Aspergillus flavus. This toxin is a part of a series of toxins produced by fungi, which may be ingested by livestock, poultry and humans to produce toxigenic effects--the so-called mycotoxicoses. The occurrence of mycotoxicoses are frequent enough considering the prevalence of fungi and their proliferation in nature. They develop under favorable environmental conditions in foods and feeds of plant origin before and after harvest.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Poultry--Diseases
Mycology
Molds (Fungi)

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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