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Physiological assesment of hunger in female broiler breeders


Najafi, Pardis and Idrus, Zulkifli and M., Husna and Amir, Anna Aryani and Kumari, S. and Soleimani, A. (2013) Physiological assesment of hunger in female broiler breeders. In: World’s Poultry Science Association (Malaysia Branch) and World Veterinary Poultry Association (Malaysia Branch) Scientific Conference 2013, 30 Nov.-1 Dec. 2013, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (pp. 144-146).


The aim of current experiment was to investigate several physiological indicators of stress (corticosterone, heat shock protein, acute phase proteins and serotonin) in broiler breeders subjected to feed restriction. The birds were subjected to five different levels of feed restriction and ad libitum feeding as control group from 28 to 42 days of age. There was a linear increase in serum levels of corticostrone with severity of feed restriction. Only severe levels of feed restriction significantly increased heat shock protein 70 expression in the brain and plasma serotonin concentration. Feed restriction had negligible effect on serum levels of alpha-1 acid glycoprotein, ceruloplasmin and ovotranferrin.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Publisher: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Broiler breeder; Feed restriction; Serotonin; Heat shock protein 70; Acute phase protein
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 09:50
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50648
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