Structure and age-dependent development of the turkey liver: a comparative study of a highly selected meat-type and a wild-type turkey line.

@article{Hnigen2016StructureAA,
  title={Structure and age-dependent development of the turkey liver: a comparative study of a highly selected meat-type and a wild-type turkey line.},
  author={Hana H{\"u}nigen and Kathleen Mainzer and Ruth M Hirschberg and Pia Custodis and Ole Gemeinhardt and Salah Al Masri and Kenneth C Richardson and Hafez Mohamed Hafez and Johanna Plendl},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2016},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={901-11}
}
In this study the macroscopic and microscopic structure of the liver of a fast growing, meat-type turkey line (British United turkeys BUT Big 6, n=25) and a wild-type turkey line (Wild Canadian turkey, n=48) were compared at the age of 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20 wk. Because the growth plates of long bones were still detectable in the 20-week-old wild-type turkeys, indicating immaturity, a group of 8 wild-type turkeys at the age of 24 wk was included in the original scope of the study. Over the term… CONTINUE READING