Campus Units

Chemistry, Animal Science, Biomedical Sciences, Toxicology, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2006

Journal or Book Title

Poultry Science

Volume

85

Issue

10

First Page

1795

Last Page

1797

DOI

10.1093/ps/85.10.1795

Abstract

Based on evidence from rodent models, it was hypothesized that furan fatty acids found in corn would inhibit reproduction in the laying hen. An isomeric mixture of furan fatty acids [9, (12)-oxy-10,13-dihydroxystearic acid and 10, (13)-oxy-9,12-dihydroxystearic acid] was administered for a period of 3 wk via the diet (1 and 3 ppm) at levels greater than those in corn to 20-wk-old pullets. There were no overt indications of acute or chronic toxicity (no effects on mortality, feed intake, or average daily gain). Similarly, there was no dose-dependent effect on reproductive parameters [egg production, egg weight, shell thickness, ovarian weight, number or weight of large yolky preovulatory follicles, and number of small yellow follicles (4–8 mm in diameter)]. The present data do not suggest that furan fatty acids are a cause of concern to the poultry industry.

Comments

This article is published as Wilhelms, K. W., G. A. Kraus, J. D. Schroeder, J. W. Kim, S. A. Cutler, M. A. Rasmussen, L. L. Anderson, and C. G. Scanes. "Evaluation of corn furan fatty acid putative endocrine disruptors on reproductive performance in adult female chickens." Poultry Science 85, no. 10 (2006): 1795-1797. DOI: 10.1093/ps/85.10.1795.

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Language

en

File Format

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