Neural catecholamine deficiencies in the porcine stress syndrome.

  title={Neural catecholamine deficiencies in the porcine stress syndrome.},
  author={John W Hallberg and D D Draper and D G Topel and D M Altrogge},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={44 3},
A study was conducted to compare catecholamine concentrations in nervous tissues of stress-susceptible (SS) and stress-resistant (SR) pigs that were physically stressed. Ten pigs were included in each group on the basis of results of halothane screening tests, blood typing analysis, and examination for serum creatine kinase (CK) activities at 6 weeks of age. The nervous tissues analyzed included the substantia nigra (SN) and the caudate nucleus (CN) which were taken from pigs as soon as… CONTINUE READING