Influence of Aspergillus terreus infested feed on the growth and metabolism of chick was investigated. The relative weight gain of different organs and feed intake gradually decreased with the increased amount of intake of infested feed. Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase (SGPT) and Serum Glutamate Oxaloacetate Transaminase (SGOT) activities and bilirubins increased with increase of intake of A. terreus infested feed, indirectly with territrem B intake. However, proteins, iron, urea, calcium and albumins with increased exposure to A. terreus infested feed. Different biochemical components of blood also decreased with increased A. terreus infested feed intake by the chicks.
S. Kiran, M. Surekha, G. Benarjee, S. Ram Reddy and S.M. Reddy, 2015. Haematological and Biochemical Changes in Chicks Fed with Aspergillus terreus Infested Feed. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 9: 172-178.