Force-feeding procedure and physiological indicators of stress in male mule ducks

  title={Force-feeding procedure and physiological indicators of stress in male mule ducks},
  author={D. Gu{\'e}men{\'e} and G. Guy and J. Noirault and M. Garreau-Mills and P. Gouraud and J. Faure},
  journal={British Poultry Science},
  pages={650 - 657}
  • D. Guémené, G. Guy, +3 authors J. Faure
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • British Poultry Science
  • 1. The effects of the force-feeding procedure and its different components on various physiological indicators of acute and chronic stress were investigated in male mule ducks before and during a 12-d cramming period. 2. The highest concentration of corticosterone were measured after injection of ACTH agonist, during the pre-experimental period when the ducks were still housed in collective floor pens and at the time of transfer. 3. During the cramming period, corticosterone measured before and… CONTINUE READING
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