Abigail Lindberg

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1. A 3-year trial was carried out of cages for laying hens, occupying a full laying house. The main cage designs used were 5000 cm2 in area, 50 cm high at the rear and furnished with nests and perches. F cages had a front rollaway nest at the side, lined with artificial turf. FD cages also had a dust bath containing sand over the nest. H cages had two nest(More)
The present electrophysiological study shows that manipulation with endogenous brain kynurenic acid (KYNA) is able to affect the response of central noradrenergic neurons to nicotine. Previous studies have shown that systemically administered nicotine in low doses is associated with a marked, but short-lasting increase in the firing rate of rat(More)
Previous data from our labs and from others have demonstrated that intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of alarin has orexigenic activity and significantly increases plasma luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) dependent manner. The purpose of the current experiments was to determine if the amino acids at the(More)
Dustbathing is known to be motivated by complex interactions between internal factors which build up over time and external factors, such as the sight of a dusty substrate. In this study, the effects of other external factors were investigated. Environmental temperature was shown to be important; frequencies of dustbathing were greater when hens were held(More)
1. T-maze preference tests were used to study group size and space preferences in laying hens kept on deep litter. The first experiment revealed a non-significant tendency to prefer a larger group (120 hens) in a large space (9 m2) over a smaller group (5 hens) in a small space (1 m3), but when the space was constant and large, a strong preference for the(More)
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