"Lack of hygienic fodder can lead to Aflatoxicosis
, a condition caused by prolonged feeding of mould infested fodder.
Efficacy of beer fermentation residue containing Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells for ameliorating aflatoxicosis
has the same acute and chronic adverse effects and health consequences across all species and age classes (immature and mature).
Chronic aflatoxin exposure has long been known to lead to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma, and most likely accounts for a large percentage of hepatocellular carcinoma cases in the developing world.18 It has also been suggested that aflatoxin also has a link with cancer of the gallbladder.28 Furthermore, aflatoxin exposure may have an impact on malnourishment in children,29 which is a formidable issue in developing nations such as Pakistan, and may also lead to adverse effects in pregnancy, such as low birth weight.30 Exposure at high doses can lead to the development of aflatoxicosis
, which leads to severe liver damage.
Hepatoprotective and immunostimulatory effect of Ganoderma, Andrographolide and Turmeric against Aflatoxicosis
in broiler chickens.
However, a higher score (1.2 [+ or -] 0.2) was observed in liver sections of broilers from the AFs [greater than or equal to] LOQ category, which are consistent with mild lesions including discrete steatosis, proliferation of cells of the bile ducts and periportal inflammatory infiltrate during aflatoxicosis
(HUSSAIN et al., 2010).
Aflatoxins have been associated with various diseases, such as aflatoxicosis
, in livestock , domestic animals and humans throughout the world .
Ingestion of higher quantity of aflatoxins can produce acute aflatoxicosis
, which is manifested as hepatotoxicity and in severe cases, fulminant liver failure (Fung and Clark 2004).
Aflatoxins consumption causes other health problems like acute aflatoxicosis
, immune deficiency, and malnutrition-related disorders such as stunting depending on the exposure [12,13].
'Among other factors, a fungus which infects the crops and which is highly carcinogenetic called Aflatoxicosis
is the culprit.'
Outbreaks of acute liver failure (jaundice, lethargy, nausea, death), identified as aflatoxicosis
, have been observed in human populations since the 1960s.'