Novel function of the skin in calcium metabolism in female and male chickens (Gallus domesticus).

@article{Peltonen2006NovelFO,
  title={Novel function of the skin in calcium metabolism in female and male chickens (Gallus domesticus).},
  author={Liisa M Peltonen and S D Priya Sankari and Anneli Kivim{\"a}ki and Pekka Autio},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={144 4},
  pages={432-41}
}
To study the role of the skin in differential calcium metabolism in White Leghorn chickens, we compared the composition of suction blister fluid (SBF) collected from cutaneous blisters with blood and serum in female and male animals in various physiological states. As an estimate for interstitial fluid (IF), SBF was used as a determinant of local cutaneous metabolism. Sample collection was carried out under ketamine-xylazine anesthesia. Eight chickens of both sexes were raised freely in similar… CONTINUE READING