RELATIVE WEIGHT AND LENGTH OF INTESTINE AND BODY WEIGHT GAIN INFLUENCED BY LOW DOSAGE AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATED IN THE FEEDING CHICKEN FEED DURING GROWER PERIODDIO PUTRA PRATAMA, BENJAMIN CHRISTOFFEL TEHUPURING, HANA ELIYANI, SOEHARSONO, EMMANUEL DJOKO POETRANTO, WIWIEK TYASNINGSIH AND GRACIA ANGELINA HENDARTI
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of 9.58 ppb contaminated aflatoxin feed on the relative weight and length of the duodenum, jejunum and ileum as well as the weight gain of laying hens in the early growth period. Thirty-six laying hens that had been adapted for 14 days were divided into two groups namely 18 as control (K0, K20 and K40) and 18 for treatment (P0, P20, P40). The control group throughout the study was given basal feed CP 521 and CP 524. Since day 21, the treatment group was given food contaminated with aflatoxin 9.58 ppb / g with a proportion of 20% of the total feed. The treatment group was adapted to feed for 7 days before the 21st day followed by the application of the same treatment feed for 20 days for P20 and up to 40 days for P40. Experimental animals, 6 animals each from the control group and the treatment group were euthanation. Periods for taking body weight data and surgery for duodenal, jejunum and ileum collections were carried out when chickens were 20 days old (K0 and P0), 40 (K20 and P20), and 60 days (K40 and P40). Data were analyzed by ANOVA and continued with Duncan Test. Exposure to 9.58 ppb aflatoxin per gram of feed in the proportion of 20% of the total feed for 20 to 40 days has no impact on the weight and length of the duodenum, jejunum or ileum. The exposure also did not reduce the weight gain of laying hens during the maintenance period between the ages of 21 to 60 days. The conclusion of this study was the administration of aflatoxin at a dose of 9.58 ppb in 20% of the total feed; does not reduce the relative weight and length of the small intestine and also does not reduce weight gain during administration of 20 and 40 days in laying hens aged 21-60 days.