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Alleviation of acute heat stress by food withdrawal or darkness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2049627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Growing 33-d-old broiler fowl were exposed to air temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees C for a period of 4 h each day for 5 d. 2. The birds were fed on diets providing widely differing proportions and intakes of energy as protein, carbohydrate and fat. 3. Three lighting and feeding treatments were superimposed on the 4-h heat stress period. The treatments were: LF (control) lights and food throughout, NL (no light) extinguished throughout the hot period, NF (no food) food withdrawn 2 h before the hot period and replaced immediately after it. 4. Diet had no significant effect on rate of increase of rectal temperature (TR) during heat stress. 5. The NL and NF treatments significantly reduced the rate of increase of TR and the TR attained after 4 h of heat exposure.
C A Francis; M G MacLeod; J E Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-22     Completed Date:  1991-07-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research, Edinburgh Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
Energy Intake
Food Deprivation
Hot Temperature / adverse effects*
Poultry Diseases / therapy*
Stress, Physiological / therapy,  veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Proteins

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