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The Coturnix quail is recommended to interested investigators, especially to embryologists and physiologists, for use in research because of its hardiness, ease of handling, precociousness, and great laying ability.
Two-hundred broiler-type chickens were reared under either normal lighting or darkness for 16 weeks. Each week, birds were subjected to applanation tonometry for measurement of intraocular pressures (IOP). The birds were then weighed, eye enucleated, and dimensions measured. All eyes were prepared for histological examination. Chickens reared in darkness… (More)