Age-related effects of catching, crating, and transportation at different seasons on core body temperature and physiological blood parameters in broilers


Yalcin S. , OZKAN S., OKTAY G., CABUK M., ERBAYRAKTAR Z., BILGILI S.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POULTRY RESEARCH, cilt.13, ss.549-560, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/japr/13.4.549
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF APPLIED POULTRY RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.549-560

Özet

This study was designed to determine the physiological effects of 3 preslaughter treatments (catching, crating, and transportation) on male and female broiler chickens slaughtered at 35, 42, 49, and 56 d of age. At each age, 18 birds (3 birds per sex and pen; 3 replicate pens) were sampled after catching, crating, and transportation for 1 h for core body (rectal) temperature (Rt), blood pH, gases (partial Co-2 and O-2 pressures), ions (Na+, K+, Ca++, HCO3-), hemoglobin, plasma glucose, albumin, uric acid, creatine kinase (CK) activity, and white blood cell differential counts. The experiment was repeated under fall and summer environmental conditions.