Collection and analysis of breath and breath condensate exhaled by feral pigeons (Columba livia) and chickens (Gallus domesticus).

@article{Hatt2009CollectionAA,
  title={Collection and analysis of breath and breath condensate exhaled by feral pigeons (Columba livia) and chickens (Gallus domesticus).},
  author={Jean-Michel Hatt and Eveline Zollinger and Andreas Boehler and Markus Hofer and Hanspeter W. Steinmetz and Martina Clau\ss},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2009},
  volume={165 16},
  pages={469-73}
}
Samples of exhaled breath and breath condensate were collected from 20 feral pigeons (Columba livia) while they were anaesthetised and intubated, and when they were kept unanaesthetised in an acrylic box. Samples were also collected from six chickens (Gallus domesticus) while they were kept in an acrylic box. The samples were analysed for pH, nitric oxide (NO), hydrogen peroxide and leukotriene B4. The volume of condensate collected from the pigeons was independent of bodyweight and… CONTINUE READING

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