Dopamine and prolactin involvement in the maternal care of chicks in the native Thai hen (Gallus domesticus).

@article{Chokchaloemwong2015DopamineAP,
  title={Dopamine and prolactin involvement in the maternal care of chicks in the native Thai hen (Gallus domesticus).},
  author={Duangsuda Chokchaloemwong and Israel Rozenboim and Mohamed E El Halawani and Yupaporn Chaiseha},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={212},
  pages={131-44}
}
The dopaminergic (DAergic) system plays a pivotal role in incubation behavior via the regulation of prolactin (PRL) secretion in birds, however the role of the DA/PRL system in rearing behavior is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the DA/PRL system and rearing behavior in a gallinaceous bird, the native Thai chicken. Incubating native Thai hens were divided into two groups. In the first group, hens were allowed to care for their chicks… CONTINUE READING
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