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AUTHOR(S): Egyed, M. N.; Shlosberg, A.; Eilat, A.
TITLE: The susceptibility of young chickens, ducks, and turkeys to the photosensitizing effect of Ammi visnaga seeds.
YEAR: 1975 CITATION: Avian Dis, 19(4), 830-833 [English]
FDA #: F08366
ABSTRACT: Young chickens, ducks, and turkeys were exposed to sunlight and fed various amounts of Ammi visnaga seeds for 14 days in an attempt to induce photosensitization. In chickens, seeds at 1.25% in the diet had no effect whereas 3% induced mild signs of photosensitization within 6 to 8 days. No visible effects resulted in ducklings from 1.5, 3 and 6% in the diet, or in turkey poults from 3%. These differences appear to be due to differences between these avian species in the metabolism of the photodynamic agent.
GRIN #: 2900 Exit Disclaimer
LATIN NAMEAmmi visnaga
STANDARD PLANT NAMEAmmi visnaga (L.) Lam.