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Effects of population density on the growth, organ weights, and plasma corticosterone of young broiler chicks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6878139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two trials were conducted with broiler chicks to determine the effects of population density on the growth, feed efficiency, and several physiological parameters associated with stress in birds. Chicks were brooded in batteries at 116, 232, 348, and 697 cm2/chick. Chicks brooded at 348 cm2/chick grew and utilized feed significantly better than those brooded at 697 cm2/chick during the first week. For maximum growth and feed efficiency, 116 cm2/chick was adequate for the first week; 232 cm2/chick was adequate during the second and third weeks. Increasing cage density significantly decreased percentage heart and spleen weights (g/100 g body weight) and plasma corticosterone at 3 weeks.
Authors:
G M Pesti; B Howarth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-23     Completed Date:  1983-09-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1080-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Chickens / growth & development,  physiology*
Corticosterone / blood
Male
Organ Size
Population Density
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
50-22-6/Corticosterone

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