Performance and physiological variables in broiler chicken lines differing in susceptibility to the ascites syndrome: 2. Effect of ambient temperature on partial efficiencies of protein and fat retention and plasma hormone concentrations
British poultry science vol:40 issue:1 pages:140-144
1. Male broilers of 5 genetic stocks (A, B, C, D and E), selected in different ways for fast growth and low food conversion rate (FCR) and differing in sensitivity to ascites, were subjected to 2 different ambient temperature (Ta) step-down programmes: normal (HT) and low (LT) Ta.