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Comparative avian nutrition
Dietary patterns anatomy and physiology of the digestive system digestion of food nutritional strategies and adaptations nutrient requirements amino acids lipids carbohydrates energy essentialExpand
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Phytohemagglutinin-induced skin swelling in birds : histological support for a classic immunoecological technique
Summary 1Measurements of phytohemagglutinin (PHA)-induced tissue swelling are arguably the most popular surrogates for immunocompetence in wild birds. It is largely unresolved, however, whether theExpand
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Quantifying and comparing constitutive immunity across avian species.
Studies that blend a comparative approach to immunology with an appreciation for physiological ecology are defining an important new field in biology--ecological immunology. However, a panel ofExpand
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Nutritional modulation of resistance to infectious diseases.
  • K. Klasing
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Poultry science
  • 1 August 1998
Dietary characteristics can modulate a bird's susceptibility to infectious challenges and subtle influences due to the level of nutrients or the types of ingredients may at times be of criticalExpand
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Capture Stress and the Bactericidal Competence of Blood and Plasma in Five Species of Tropical Birds
In wild birds, relatively little is known about intra‐ or interspecific variation in immunological capabilities, and even less is known about the effects of stress on immune function. ImmunologicalExpand
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Measuring circulating antioxidants in wild birds.
Antioxidants protect against free radical damage, which is associated with various age-related pathologies. Antioxidants are also an important buffer against the respiratory burst of the immuneExpand
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Immunologically mediated growth depression in chicks: influence of feed intake, corticosterone and interleukin-1.
The effects of an immune response on growth and feed efficiency in chicks and the role of interleukin-1 (IL-1) and corticosterone (Cort) as mediators of the response were investigated. DailyExpand
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A role for immunology in invasion biology.
Invasive species are of increasing conservation and economic concern, yet mechanisms underlying invasions remain poorly understood. We propose that variation in immune defences might help explain whyExpand
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The effect of light intensity on the behavior, eye and leg health, and immune function of broiler chickens.
Broilers are typically raised commercially in dim lighting. It has been suggested that providing brighter light intensity could improve health and provide opportunities for more normal behavioralExpand
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Constitutive innate immunity is a component of the pace-of-life syndrome in tropical birds
We studied the relationship between one component of immune function and basal metabolic rate (BMR), an indicator of the ‘pace-of-life syndrome’, among 12 tropical bird species and among individualsExpand
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