Improvement of cold resistance and performance of broilers by acute cold exposure during late embryogenesis.

@article{Shinder2011ImprovementOC,
  title={Improvement of cold resistance and performance of broilers by acute cold exposure during late embryogenesis.},
  author={Dima Shinder and Mark Ruzal and Mordechai Giloh and Shelly Druyan and Yogev Piestun and Shlomo Yahav},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={633-41}
}
The aim of this study was to fine-tune previous acute cold exposure treatments of broiler embryos during late embryogenesis to improve lifelong cold resistance and performance. Six hundred Cobb hatching eggs were incubated under standard conditions and then exposed to 3 treatments: control; cold treatment in which embryos were exposed to 15°C for 30 min on d 18 and 19 of incubation (30 × 2); and cold treatment similar to 30 × 2 but with 60-min exposures (60 × 2). Egg shell temperature (T(egg… CONTINUE READING
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