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Corn – A Source of AFLATOXIN for Turkey and Quail

Aflatoxin, produced by Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus, causes altered protein synthesis by inhibiting nucleic acid transcription and interfering with RNA translation. Aflatoxins interact with the basic metabolic pathways of the cell disrupting key enzyme processes including carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and protein synthesis (Cheeke and Shull, 1985). The Krebs cycle and phosphorylation of substrates also are inhibited via alterations in mitochondrial function (Cheeke and Shull, 1985). By virtue of the multiplicity of actions aflatoxins have on the liver and other cells containing mixed function oxidase systems, the effects of these toxins on animals are profound and far-reaching. Read More

Cordova Coolers and QUWF Partner for Wildlife

Buffalo MO: Cordova Coolers and the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation (QUWF), today jointly announced their partnership in the support of QUWF chapters and members to support the ongoing battle to restore and keep wildlife habitat across the U.S. “Supporting an American company with the core values and direction that match ours is a benefit unto itself. Finding the right equipment in their high quality cooler line to assist in habitat work at all levels, events, youth programs, field research all while enjoying the outdoors is exceptional” states Craig Alderman of QUWF. Read more

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