Reproductive tissue regression: involvement of caspases, inducible nitric oxide synthase and nitric oxide during moulting in White Leghorn hens.

@article{Anish2008ReproductiveTR,
  title={Reproductive tissue regression: involvement of caspases, inducible nitric oxide synthase and nitric oxide during moulting in White Leghorn hens.},
  author={Dr Anish and Kochiganti Venkata Hanumat Sastry and Nagalingam R Sundaresan and Vijay Kumar Saxena and Rajendra Kr Singh and Joanne Mohan},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  year={2008},
  volume={104 2-4},
  pages={329-43}
}
Moulting is a natural physiological process where the reproductive system of birds undergoes complete remodeling in preparation for the next laying cycle. In domestic chickens, moulting is artificially induced by feed withdrawal to recycle the old laying flock for best profit margins. This has received severe criticism from animal welfare organizations, forcing several countries to stop this practice. Several alternative methods to feed withdrawal methods were developed but were found to… CONTINUE READING