Review: feed withdrawal and non feed withdrawal moult

  title={Review: feed withdrawal and non feed withdrawal moult},
  author={D. Patwardhan and A. King},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  pages={253 - 268}
  • D. Patwardhan, A. King
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • World's Poultry Science Journal
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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