Metabolic responses of the rooster after exogenous thyroid hormones.

  title={Metabolic responses of the rooster after exogenous thyroid hormones.},
  author={Roger J. Kittok and T J Greninger and J A Deshazer and Stephen R. Lowry and F. B. Mather},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={61 8},
Total sensible heat loss, O2 consumption, and CO2 production were monitored in 20 White Leghorn roosters (1.85 +/- .05 kg body weight) subjected to either saline, or triiodothyronine (20 micrograms/kg; T3), or thyroxine (50 micrograms/kg; T4) administered in a single dose. Treatment occurred after a 26-hr fast and the fast was maintained for the duration of the experiment. Plasma T3 concentrations in birds treated with T3 were higher than controls for an 8-hr period after treatment (P less than… CONTINUE READING