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Noted difference in the digestive system in caged and floor-reared commercial egg-type pullets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4001063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two trials were conducted with Single Comb White Leghorn pullets reared from 0 to 19 weeks of age in cages and on litter at the same environmental temperature. Samples were obtained to determine if digestive system differences existed. Criteria measured were gizzard weight and intestine length. Results showed that floor-reared pullets had heavier gizzards with longer intestines than cage-reared pullets. The difference may be caused by consumption of litter by the floor-reared birds.
J W Deaton; S L Branton; B D Lott; J D Brake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1985 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-24     Completed Date:  1985-07-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1035-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Chickens / anatomy & histology*
Floors and Floorcoverings
Gizzard / anatomy & histology*
Housing, Animal*
Intestines / anatomy & histology*
Organ Size

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