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

@article{Guemene2001ForcefeedingPA,
  title={Force-feeding procedure and physiological indicators of stress in male mule ducks},
  author={Daniel Guemene and G{\'e}rard Guy and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Noirault and M. Garreau-Mills and P Gouraud and Jean Michel Faure},
  journal={British Poultry Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={42},
  pages={650 - 657}
}
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… Expand
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