Effects of heat stress on some blood parameters and egg production of Shika Brown layer chickens transported by road.

@article{Ajakaiye2010EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of heat stress on some blood parameters and egg production of Shika Brown layer chickens transported by road.},
  author={Joachim Joseph Ajakaiye and Joseph Olusegun Ayo and Sunday A. Ojo},
  journal={Biological research},
  year={2010},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={183-9}
}
The effects of vitamins C and E on layer chickens transported by road for 6 h during the hot dry season were investigated. Two experimental groups consisting of thirty Shika Brown layers were separately administered vitamins C and E orally just before transportation, while another 30 layers, which were only given sterile water, served as control. Blood samples analyzed before and after transportation in the control layers showed a decrease (p<0.05) in total white blood cell, (p<0.01) lymphocyte… CONTINUE READING

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