Inhibition of adrenal steroidogenesis, neonatal feed restriction, and pituitary-adrenal axis response to subsequent fasting in chickens.


White Plymouth Rock chickens placed under 60% feed restriction or ad libitum feeding, with or without metyrapone (adrenal blocking agent) treatment, from 4 to 6 days of age were subjected to either 8 or 24 hr feed deprivation at 36 days of age. Chicks subjected to the neonatal 60% feed restriction (60R) but not those provided metyrapone during the procedure… (More)


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