There are currently 402 studies in the GENERA database.

Advanced Search

General Information

Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • maize
GE trait
  • insect resistance
Country
  • Czech Republic

Results

Equivalence
  • no effect
Safety for consumption
  • no effect

The influence of genetically modified Bt maize MON 810 in feed mixtures on slaughter, haematological and biochemical indices of broiler chickens Open Access

Řehout, V; Kadlec, J; Čítek, J; Hradecká, E; Hanusová, L; Hosnedlová, B; Lád, F
Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences. 2009 June. 18(3):490–498

Link to full text (open access, freely available)



Abstract

Genetically modified maize hybrid MON 810, which contains a gene for the insecticide protein Cry1A(b), and a conventional non-modified hybrid were tested in three experiments whose objective was to determine their influence on slaughter, haematological and biochemical indicators of ROSS 308 broiler chickens. The chickens were fed a mixture containing 30.0-35.0% of maize. The nutrional contents in the Bt maize and standard maize were not significantly different. The experimental and control groups gave optimal results in terms of mortality and feed consumption per kg weight gain. The slaughter weight of the chickens at the age of 42 days in the control group and in the group fed with Bt maize fell within the range of 1.800 to 2.000 g in all three experiments. The results did not show any changes in yield parameters of the broiler chickens. The measured slaughter, haematological and biochemical parameters were not negatively affected by blending Bt maize into the feed mixtures. The haematological and biochemical parameters were found to be within physiological range with no significant changes.

Keywords

growth, slaughter, haematology, broilers, Bt maize

Funding

Funding source
  • Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic
Funding country
  • Czech Republic
Funding type
  • government

Links to outside analysis of this resource

Please contact us if you know of an independent summary or analysis of this resource.

Cite this study

MLA

Řehout, V, J Kadlec, J Čítek, E Hradecká, L Hanusová, B Hosnedlová, F Lád. "The influence of genetically modified Bt maize MON 810 in feed mixtures on slaughter, haematological and biochemical indices of broiler chickens." Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 18.3 (2009): 490–498. Web. 25 Jul. 2017.

APA

Řehout, V., Kadlec, J., Čítek, J., Hradecká, E., Hanusová, L., Hosnedlová, B., Lád, F. (2009). The influence of genetically modified Bt maize MON 810 in feed mixtures on slaughter, haematological and biochemical indices of broiler chickens. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 18(3), 490–498.

Please verify citations before use, citations are automatically generated based on information stored within the GENERA database and therefore may or may not be correct.