Gastrointestinal motility in relation to spontaneous meal occurrence in domestic fowls.

@article{Savory1987GastrointestinalMI,
  title={Gastrointestinal motility in relation to spontaneous meal occurrence in domestic fowls.},
  author={C. John Savory},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={1987},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={139-48}
}
The relationship between gastrointestinal (GI) motility and spontaneous feeding activity was investigated in five immature domestic hens, by recording simultaneously their feeding and contraction of the gizzard and duodenum. Different parameters of GI motility were interrelated, and gizzard contraction frequency (GCF) was used as an overall index of motility. Significant (P less than 0.05) changes in GCF relative to mealtimes varied between individual birds and between different meal length… CONTINUE READING