Review: feed withdrawal and non feed withdrawal moult

@article{Patwardhan2011ReviewFW,
  title={Review: feed withdrawal and non feed withdrawal moult},
  author={D. S. Patwardhan and Annie J. King},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={67},
  pages={253 - 268}
}
Moulting is a natural phenomenon in birds. Temperature variation and photoperiodic changes induce circadian and circannual rhythms, manifested by changes in the neural and endocrine systems, ultimately causing physiological processes resulting in a moult. The concept of induced moulting by feed deprivation arose during the early part of the 20th century as a solution to economic challenges of decreased egg production in commercial layer flocks toward the end of the first laying cycle as they… Expand
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