publication . Article . 2014

Crecimiento juvenil y parámetros fisiológicos en pollos exóticos y nigerianos durante la estación seca

Oke, O.E.; Obanla, L.O.; Onagbesan, O.M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Archivos de Zootecnia, volume 63, pages 327-335 (issn: 0004-0592, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto de Salud Carlos III/BNCS/SciELO Espana
Abstract
This study evaluated early growth and plasma hormonal profile in exotic strains of broiler and Nigerian indigenous chicken. A total of 1200 hatching eggs, 300 each from four strains of chicken were used for this study. The strains included the Nigerian indigenous chicken (NIC), the Arbor acre, Hubbard, and Marshall broiler strains. Chicks weights were monitored weekly. Blood samples were collected at hatch (day-old), weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 post-hatch for triiodothyronine (T3) and corticosterone level determination. The chicks were randomly distributed into four rearing pens for a 28-d assessment of growth rate. Results showed that the body weights (g) in the broile...
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free text keywords: Chick development, Plasma hormones, Desarrollo pollos, Hormonas plasmáticas, Juvenile, Statistical difference, Acre, Animal science, Triiodothyronine, Corticosterone, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Biology, Dry season, Hatching, Broiler
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publication . Article . 2014

Crecimiento juvenil y parámetros fisiológicos en pollos exóticos y nigerianos durante la estación seca

Oke, O.E.; Obanla, L.O.; Onagbesan, O.M.;