Title: Feed withdrawal of broilers before transport changes plasma hormone and metabolite concentrations
Authors: Nijdam, E ×
Delezie, Evelyne
Lambooij, E
Nabuurs, MJA
Decuypere, Eddy
Stegeman, JA #
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: Poultry science assoc inc
Series Title: Poultry science vol:84 issue:7 pages:1146-1152
Abstract: Two experiments were completed to observe the combined effects of feed withdrawal and the catching and transport process on stress and energy metabolism. During one experiment 192 male broilers (46 d of age) were used, and in the other we used 240 male broilers (49 d of age). The experiments consisted of 2 interventions: feed intervention and transport intervention. The feed intervention took 10 h, in which broilers had full access to feed or feed was withdrawn and, thereafter, had a transport intervention that took 3 h, in which broilers were caught, crated, loaded, transported, and then had to wait in the crates for 1 h or remained in the pens. After the transport intervention, blood samples were taken to determine plasma corticosterone, triiodothyronine, thyroxine, glucose, lactate, uric acid, nonesterified fatty acid, and triglyceride concentrations. Changes in BW were also assessed.
ISSN: 0032-5791
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Interfaculty Centre for Sciences, Technology and Ethics (Faculty level)
Division of Livestock-Nutrition-Quality (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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