Inhibition of adrenal steroidogenesis, food restriction and acclimation to high ambient temperatures in chickens.


1. White Plymouth Rock chickens placed under 60% food restriction or ad libitum feeding, with or without metyrapone treatment, from either 4 to 6 (early) or 24 to 26 (late) d of age were exposed to high ambient temperatures (35 +/- 2 degrees C) from 36 to 43 d of age. 2. Stress attributable to fasting was not manifested through leucocytic alteration when… (More)


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