Source(s) of contamination of â€˜rawâ€™ and â€˜ready-to-eatâ€™ foods and their public health risks in Mekelle City, Ethiopia
The study was carried out from December 2010 to June 2011 to determine the hygienic and sanitary conditions on the available cafeterias, restaurants, juice houses, supermarkets, and food handlers of Mekelle city. Using the standardized pre-tested questionnaire and observational check list, data was collected from a total of 510 catering establishments. Microbiological examination of 260 food samples indicated...
Clinical manifestation and growth performance of broiler chickens fed with T-2 toxin and co-infected with infectious bronchitis virus
The objective of the present study was to assess the effects of T-2 mycotoxin at dose level of 2 ppm in association with infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) infection on growth performance and clinical signs of broiler chickens. A total of 128 one-week-old chicks were classified into four groups and were treated respectively with T-2 toxin alone, IBV alone, T-2 toxin and co-infected with IBV, and untreated (control) for a...