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Manipulation of organ growth by early-life food restriction: its influence on the development of ascites in broiler chickens.
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PMID:  7614017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Broilers were fed ad libitum or early-life food restricted and grown to 42 d of age to determine the influence of food restriction on the incidence and occurrence of ascites. 2. No differences in body weight, food conversion efficiency or arterial pressure index were observed although haematological data indicated that early-life food restriction may enhance the incidence of ascites. 3. Allometric growth equations fitted to the data suggested that ascites is associated with the slower development of the heart, lungs and liver of the broiler, relative to whole body growth and development.
G P Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-22     Completed Date:  1995-08-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Science, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Ascites / epidemiology,  etiology,  veterinary*
Body Weight
Chickens / blood,  growth & development*,  physiology
Food Deprivation* / physiology
Organ Size
Poultry Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology*

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