Neuroma formation and abnormal afferent nerve discharges after partial beak amputation (beak trimming) in poultry

@article{Breward2005NeuromaFA,
  title={Neuroma formation and abnormal afferent nerve discharges after partial beak amputation (beak trimming) in poultry},
  author={J. Breward and Michael J. Gentle},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={1132-1134}
}
Following partial amputation of the beak recordings were taken of the electrical activity from single afferent fibers of the intramandibular nerve. A total of 192 single afferent fiber units were isolated of which 47 were classified as nociceptors, with an abnormal pattern of discharge, and 89 were abnormal spontaneously active units. Following amputation neuromas were developing by 15 days after surgery and they were well formed by 20 to 30 days. The presence of neuromas together with abnormal… 
Cutaneous sensory afferents recorded from the nervus intramandibularis ofGallus gallus vardomesticus
  • M. Gentle
  • Biology
    Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • 2004
SummaryThe responses of single sensory afferent nerve fibres were recorded from small nerve bundles of the intramandibular nerve of the chicken following thermal and mechanical stimulation of the
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