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Influence of Longdan Xiegan Decoction on Body Weights and Immune Organ Indexes in Ducklings Intoxicated with Aflatoxin B1

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Author(s): S.N. Guo | S.Q. Liao | R.S. Su | R.Q. Lin | Y.Z Chen | Z.X. Tang | H. Wu | D.Y. Shi

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 11;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1162;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Longdan Xiegan Decoction | body weights | immune organ indexes | aflatoxin B1 | growth | thymus

ABSTRACT
To explore the influence of Longdan Xiegan Decoction (LXD) on body weights and the immune organ indexes in ducklings administrated with Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), ninety, 7 days old ducklings were randomly divided into three groups (groups I-III). Group I was used as a blank control. Group II was administered with AFB1 (0.1 mg kg-1 body weight). Group III was administered with AFB1 (0.1 mg kg-1 body weight) plus LXD (as 2% of feed). All treatments were given once daily for 21 days. It showed that the ducklings’ bursa of fabricius and thymus indexes, body weights in group II significantly decreased when compared with group I (p
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