Fiona Mather

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Chez les cailles japonaises, le complexe glandulaire du cloaque est en fait localisé dans la lèvre dorsale du cloaque et non de l'anus. Il existe un complexe glandulaire similaire et très petit du côté ventral. La glande active se colore intensément avec le réactif périodique «acide Schiff», avec la fuchsine aldéhyde, avec le bleu d'alciane et(More)
A series of experiments was conducted to estimate phenotypic correlations between incubation characteristics, and to evaluate the effects of cold stress and genotype during incubation on chick weight, egg weight loss, hatching time, and embryonic mortality. Eggs were cooled at 18 or 24 C, for 12, 24, 36, 48, or 72 h beginning on Day 8, 12, 14, 16, or 18 of(More)
Four groups of 70-wk-old broiler breeder females were fed once daily at 0600, 1000, 1400, and 1800 h to determine the effect of feeding time and eating on body temperature. The photoperiod was from 0430 to 1930 h. Four floor pens of 30 hens each were assigned per feeding time. Following a 9-day adjustment period, body temperature was determined, in series,(More)
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate effects of strain [five in Experiment (Exp.) 1 and six in Exp. 2)] and age (29, 47, and 57 wk in Exp. 1 and 29, 41, and 52 wk in Exp. 2) of commercial broiler breeders on incubation time and chick weight. Highly significant differences in egg weight were found among strains in both Exp. After adjusting for effects(More)
We studied the effect of increasing colonic temperature (Tc) on respiratory amplitude and frequency at different levels of PICO2 in anesthetized, unidirectionally ventilated cockerels. We also evaluated the relationship between PICO2 and PaCO2. Increased PaCO2 augmented respiratory amplitude and decreased frequency at every Tc. Respiratory amplitude(More)
Two environmental temperatures, 21 and 30 C, were used during a 28-day experimental period. There were two groups of hens in each temperature treatment. The control groups (C) were given a conventional balanced diet and each dietary self-selection group (S-S) was provided, on an individual hen basis, three diets each one being high in energy, protein, or(More)
Two experiments were conducted with Cobb feather sex broiler breeders comparing skip-a-day (SAD) feeding programs which began at either 2, 4, 6 or 8 wk of age. A fifth program, daily restriction started at 2 wk of age, was also compared. Chicks hatched in December and July, respectively, in Experiments 1 and 2 were exposed to natural daylight until 20 wk of(More)
1. The relationship between seasonal changes in environmental temperature and hematological parameters was investigated in mature, single comb white leghorn (SCWL) male chickens. 2. Samples of blood plasma, obtained monthly from two groups of birds over two separate 12 month periods, were analysed for corticosterone (CT), 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3),(More)