African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12145

Full Length Research Paper

Mycological investigation of compounded poultry feeds used in poultry farms in southwest Nigeria

I. B. Osho1, T. A. M. Awoniyi2 and A. I. Adebayo1
1Animal Parasitology and Microbiology Research unit, Department of Animal Production and Health, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704 Akure, Nigeria. 2Animal Public Health and Preventive Medicine Research Unit, Department of Animal Production and Health, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 704 Akure, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 13 April 2007
  •  Published: 31 August 2007

Abstract

Different feed types (chicks, growers and layers mash) were collected from some large and medium scale farms in south west of Nigeria and subjected to mycological examination. Four different types of fungi identified include Aspergillus flavus,Fusarium spp., Rhizopus spp. and Aspergillus niger. The result revealed that no feed was completely free of contamination by mold.

 

Key words: Poultry feed, fungi, poultry, farms.