Physiology of turkey embryos during pipping and hatching. V. Plasma total calcium, magnesium concentrations, and total calcium to magnesium ratios.

Abstract

Plasma total calcium to magnesium ratios were observed as an index of muscular activity during pipping and hatching of chick and poult embryos. No significant changes were observed in plasma calcium (Ca) or magnesium (Mg) concentrations, but the total Ca to Mg ratio increased significantly just prior to pipping. Lighting the incubator during the last 5 days… (More)

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@article{Christensen1982PhysiologyOT, title={Physiology of turkey embryos during pipping and hatching. V. Plasma total calcium, magnesium concentrations, and total calcium to magnesium ratios.}, author={Vern L. Christensen and H. V. Biellier}, journal={Poultry science}, year={1982}, volume={61 9}, pages={1918-23} }