Title: Interaction of genotype, egg-shell conductance and dietary t-3 supplementation in the development of heart-failure syndrome and ascites in broiler-chickens
Authors: Chineme, Cn ×
Buyse, Johan
Buys, Nadine
Ladmakhi, M
Albers, Gaa
Decuypere, Eddy #
Issue Date: Apr-1995
Publisher: Eugen ulmer gmbh co
Series Title: Archiv fur geflugelkunde vol:59 issue:2 pages:129-134
Abstract: A three factorial experiment was conducted to test genetic susceptibility for ascites interacting with experimental factors as hyperthyroidism and reduction of egg shell conductance during incubation. 120 eggs from 2 genetic stocks (ascites-resistant (R) and ascites-sensitive (S) populations) were taped below the air cell day 1 of incubation (T) while the remaining 180 eggs from each stock were incubated untaped (NT). At the day of hatching chickens from each genetic line and from the taped and untaped stocks were divided into 2 groups: one group receiving a T-3-supplemented diet (1 ppm) (T-3) and the other receiving a control diet (C). Weekly 25 chickens from each group were weighed until 7 weeks of age and from week 2 on blood samples were collected from 10 randomly selected chickens from each group for measurement of hematocrit, plasma lactate, pyruvate and T-3. Ascites mortality was daily recorded throughout the experiment. At the end of the experiment 10 chickens per group were killed and examined for right ventricle hypertrophy (RV/TV ratio) and other symptoms of ascites.
ISSN: 0003-9098
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
Division of Gene Technology (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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