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Transporting birds for two to four hours over distances of up to 224 km (140 miles) induced hyperlipacidaemia and hypoglycaemia while the concentration of plasma cholesterol decreased and then increased significantly. These responses were the same in summer and winter. Body temperature was not affected by the experimental conditions. There was a consistent(More)
Compared with other industrial processes, carbon capture and storage (CCS) will have an unusual impact on atmospheric composition by reducing the CO(2) released from fossil-fuel combustion plants, but not reducing the associated O(2) loss. CO(2) that leaks into the air from below-ground CCS sites will also be unusual in lacking the O(2) deficit normally(More)
Cold caused a hypercorticosteronaemia and hypothermia in the 2-day-old chick. Heat did not affect plasma corticosterone concentrations, despite the birds becoming hyperthermic. The 2-day-old chick has a lower resting concentration of corticosterone than the 1-day-old. The minimum effective dose of corticotrophin in stimulating a hypercorticosteronaemia was(More)
Chicks were handled for 5 min twice daily for five consecutive days per week over a three-week period. The control birds were not handled once they had been allotted to their brooders. The growth rate of the treated birds was significantly decreased. There was no adrenal hypertrophy; the concentration, but not the content, of adrenal cholesterol was(More)
Results have been obtained which corroborate those of Pandey and Patchell (Molec. Gen. Genet., 186, 305, 1982) in demonstrating that genetic material from irradiated semen is incorporated into the embryo and expressed, albeit at rather a low rate, and is subsequently transmitted to progeny of the transfected birds. The method provides a technically(More)
An attempt was made to utilise the recently demonstrated method of gene transfer using irradiated male gametes to transfer the B21 associated resistance to Marek's disease into a susceptible line of chickens. Although none of the 1486 progeny tested showed evidence of the transfer of the B21 haplotype a substantial proportion acquired a second marker,(More)
1. Conventional or gnotobiotic chicks, when injected from 1 d to 3 weeks of age with adrenocorticotrophic hormone (120IU/kg, three times weekly), showed a depressed growth rate, adrenal hypertrophy and depletion of cholesterol form the adrenal glands. 2. Feeding a diet supplemented with aureomycin (10 mg/kg) did not have any consistent ameliorating effect(More)
Chicks were injected, from one to 21 days of age, with either L-adrenaline (500 mug/kg) or the solvent three times a week. Birds treated with adrenaline showed an imparied growth rate. Relative (mg/kg0.75), but not absolute (mg) adrenal weight was significantly increased. No changes in adrenal cholesterol content or concentration were noted.