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DailyDesign 12 - EXST7015 Daily Design 12 Carefully read...

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EXST7015 Daily Design 12 FIGURE 1. Average body weights (±SD) of groups of 4-mo-old wild turkey poults fed 0, 100, 200, or 400 μg aflatoxin/kg feed at 0, 7, and 14 days. Carefully read the description of the experiment below. Be prepared to answer the questions that follow the design description as a class quiz. Aflatoxins, toxic metabolites of the mold fungi Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus , cause poor feed utilization, decreased weight gains, depressed immune function, liver dysfunction, coagulation abnormalities, and death in a wide variety of species including humans. Conservationists have become concerned that increasingly popular wildlife feeding or baiting practices could expose wildlife to toxic amounts of aflatoxin-contaminated grains, particularly corn. The effects of aflatoxins on the wild turkey ( Meleagris gallopova silvestris ) are of special concern because the conspecific domestic turkey is highly susceptible to aflatoxins. To evaluate the effect of
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course EXST 7015 taught by Professor Wang,j during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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