Glen Parkinson

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The research described in this paper relates the changes in serum concentration of calcium, phosphorus, and 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol [1,25(OH)2D3] to changes in tibial ash percentage and the incidence of endochondral ossification defects (EOD) in flocks of commercially reared broiler chickens at 14 d of age. Sequential studies of six Australian broiler(More)
1. The plasma calcium and magnesium concentrations of sheep have been manipulated by feeding liquid diets with various calcium and magnesium concentrations. 2. When the magnesium status of the diet was low, both plasma calcium and magnesium concentrations declined, but the decline in calcium was much more rapid and extensive when the content of calcium in(More)
1. Production-induced osteoporosis in caged laying hens is thought to represent a major constraint to continued genetic development. 2. The relationship between body weight, egg production, skeletal abnormalities characteristic of osteoporosis, femur calcium and bone histology was examined in a flock of ISA Brown layers from 16 to 68 weeks of age. 3.(More)
Two commercial broiler flocks of two distinct strains (A and B) were studied at weekly intervals from day old to 21 days, to assess the progressive endochondral ossification of the proximal tibiotarsus and the serum concentration of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25(OH)2D3). The incidence of defects of endochondral ossification was different in the two(More)
Sheep given a liquid diet low in calcium and magnesium by infusion directly into the abomasum developed concurrent hypocalcaemia and hypomagnesaemia, with plasma concentrations of calcium and magnesium decreasing to 2.0 and 0.4 mmol/l respectively. Treatment of these hypomagnesaemic sheep with 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2 D3) increased the plasma(More)
1. An experiment was conducted to investigate the influence of dietary casein phosphopeptides and 25-hydroxycholecalciferol on the incidence of tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) in 14-d-old commercial broiler chickens. 2. Three hundred and twenty broiler chicks (one day old) were randomly allocated to one of 4 dietary treatments. A standard broiler diet was used(More)
Computer Generated Forces (CGFs) are a key component in constructive simulations and are being increasingly used to control multiple entities in Synthetic Environments (SEs). Being a cost-effective way to providing extra players in SEs, they are becoming a possible alternative in various activities, such as Concept, Development and Experimentation (CD&E),(More)
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