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Marked differences in the splanchnometry of farm-bred and wild red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa L.).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11469664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Relative weights of heart, spleen, pancreas, and liver and the relative lengths of the small intestine and the cecum were taken from 40 farm-bred and 43 wild juvenile red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa Linnaeus) in central Spain. Expressed as a ratio to head and body length, farm-bred partridges had lighter hearts (17% lighter), spleens (78%), and livers (29%) and shorter small intestines (15%) and cecae (20%), than wild birds of the same age. When expressed as a ratio to body weight, farm-bred juvenile red-legged partridges had lighter hearts (12%) and livers (23%) and shorter small intestines (9%) and cecae (12%) than wild partridges. Those differences might have been produced by diet differences (such as fiber-poor, high-energy feeds used on farms) and may affect the survival of farm-bred partridges after release.
J Millán; C Gortázar; R Villafuerte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-25     Completed Date:  2001-12-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  972-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (CSIC-UCLM-JCCLM), Ciudad Real, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Birds / anatomy & histology*
Cecum / anatomy & histology
Heart / anatomy & histology
Intestine, Small / anatomy & histology
Liver / anatomy & histology
Organ Size
Poultry / anatomy & histology*
Spleen / anatomy & histology
Viscera / anatomy & histology*

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