Performance and physiological variables in broiler chicken lines differing in susceptibility to the ascites syndrome: 1. Changes in blood gases as a function of ambient temperature.

@article{Buys1999PerformanceAP,
  title={Performance and physiological variables in broiler chicken lines differing in susceptibility to the ascites syndrome: 1. Changes in blood gases as a function of ambient temperature.},
  author={Nadine Buys and Ch. Scheele and Cees Kwakernaak and Jan Dirk van der Klis and Eddy M-P Decuypere},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          135-9
        }
}
1. Male broilers of 5 genetic stocks (A, B, C, D, E) selected in different ways for fast growth and low food conversion ratio (FCR) and differing in ascites sensitivity were subjected to 2 different ambient temperature step down regimens: high temperature (HT: 33 to 20 degrees C over 33 d) and low temperature (LT: 30 to 15 degrees C over 17 d). 2. Ascites incidence was recorded daily. Food intake and body weight gain were measured weekly and FCR was calculated. Heat production (Hp) was… CONTINUE READING

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