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Raj Murugesan

Raj Murugesan is a poultry specialist with Biomin America Inc. providing research expertise and technical support, focusing on the effects of stressors, such as mycotoxins and pathogens, on gut integrity and productivity.


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Differential diagnosis in poultry for mycotoxin-induced gastrointestinal lesions

A proper understanding of the causative agent for gastrointestinal lesions will help in determining control measures.
Mycotoxins are always present in animal feeds, although at varying levels, and affect various systems in poultry, such as the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and visceral organs. They produce a variety of diseases, collectively called "mycotoxicoses," directly or in combination with other primary stressors, such as pathogens. 
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