Aversive reactions of turkeys to argon, carbon dioxide and a mixture of carbon dioxide and argon

@article{Raj1996AversiveRO,
  title={Aversive reactions of turkeys to argon, carbon dioxide and a mixture of carbon dioxide and argon},
  author={A. B. Mohan Raj},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  year={1996},
  volume={138},
  pages={592 - 593}
}
  • A. Raj
  • Published 15 June 1996
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Veterinary Record
The reactions of turkeys to the presence of either 90 per cent argon in air (anoxia), 72 per cent carbon dioxide in air or a mixture of 30 per cent carbon dioxide and 60 per cent argon in air with 3 per cent residual oxygen were tested. The majority of the turkeys did not avoid a feeding chamber containing either argon or the mixture of carbon dioxide and argon, but 50 per cent of the turkeys avoided a feeding chamber containing 72 per cent carbon dioxide in air. It is concluded that from the… 
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