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Diverio, S., C. Canali, A. Barone, C. Federici, C. Pelliccia, and F. Parillo (2004). Capture stress in ostriches: a comparison between two methods. Animal Welfare 13(Supplement): S240. ISSN: 0962-7286.
Descriptors: ostriches, capture stress, comparison between two methods, meeting.
Notes: Meeting Information: Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Symposium on Science in the Service of Animal Welfare, Edinburgh, UK; April 02-04, 2003.

Greenacre, C.B. and A.L. Lusby (2004). Physiologic responses of Amazon parrots (Amazona species) to manual restraint. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 18(1): 19-22. ISSN: 1082-6742.
Descriptors: Amazon parrots, manual restraint, physiologic responses, body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, stress response.

Honarmand, M., W. Goymann and M. Naguib (2010). Stressful Dieting: Nutritional Conditions but Not Compensatory Growth Elevate Corticosterone Levels in Zebra Finch Nestlings and Fledglings. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12930.

Honarmand, M. and M. Naguib (2006). Effects of stress on sexually selected traits in zebra finches at different stages of development. Journal of Ornithology 147(5, Suppl. 1): 182. ISSN: 0021-8375.
Descriptors: zebra finches, stress effects, sexually selected traits, different stages of development, meeting.
Notes: Meeting Information: 24th International Ornithological Congress, Hamburg, Germany; 2006.

Lindstrom, K.M., D.M. Hawley, A.K. Davis, and M. Wikelski (2005). Stress responses and disease in three wintering house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) populations along a latitudinal gradient. General and Comparative Endocrinology 143(3): 231-9. ISSN: 0016-6480.
Abstract: In laboratory studies, stress hormones have been shown to impair immune functions, and increase susceptibility to diseases. However, the interactions between stress hormones and disease have rarely been studied in free-ranging populations. In this study, we measured concentrations of the avian stress hormone corticosterone across four winter months (December-March) over two years in three eastern North American house finch populations (Carpodacus mexicanus) along a latitudinal gradient. Because Mycoplasma gallisepticum infections appear in these populations in late winter, we hypothesized that the timing of the disease outbreaks could be mediated by changes in corticosterone concentrations. We found a significant increase in baseline and stress-induced plasma corticosterone concentrations in house finches without Mycoplasma symptoms in late winter; when the prevalence of Mycoplasma infection peaks. We also found that house finches with Mycoplasma symptoms had elevated stress-induced corticosterone concentrations. High baseline concentrations were associated with a low body condition and a high fat load. We found that the relationship between corticosterone concentrations and the latitude of the study population changed between years. The first year, corticosterone concentrations were lowest in the southern latitude, but became higher in the second year when average winter temperatures were low. A causal understanding of the implications for this variation in corticosterone concentrations for Mycoplasma disease dynamics awaits further studies.
Descriptors: house finch, stress response, diseases, winter, Mycoplasma, corticosterone, plasma, concentration, immune functions, impair, North America.

Minka, N.S. and J. Ayo (2007). Road transportation effect on rectal temperature, respiration and heart rates of ostrich (Struthio camelus) chicks. Veterinarski Arhiv 77(1): 39-46. ISSN: 0372-5480.
Descriptors: ostrich chicks, road transportation, effect, rectal temperature, respiration, heart rates.

Mohan, L. and S.P. Dhiman (2005). Stress management - an important factor in the effective breeding of the cheer pheasant Catreus wallichii. Avicultural Magazine 111(2): 83-90. ISSN: 0005-2256.
Descriptors: cheer pheasant, Catreus wallichii, effective breeding, stress management, important factor.

Moniello, G., F. Bovera, I.L. Solinas, G. Piccolo, W. Pinna, and A. Nizza (2005). Effect of cage and blood collection site on the metabolic profile of ostriches. South African Journal of Animal Science 35(4): 268-272. ISSN: 0375-1589.
Descriptors: ostriches, blood collection site, cage, metabolic profile, effect.

Naguib, M. and D. Gil (2005). Transgenerational effects on body size caused by early developmental stress in zebra finches. Biology Letters 1(1): 95-7. ISSN: 1689-1392.
Abstract: The nutritional and social conditions that individuals experience during early development can have profound effects on their morphology, physiology, behaviour and life history. Experimental increases in brood size in birds can result in reduced offspring condition and survival, indicating that developmental deficits in enlarged broods have negative fitness consequences within the affected generation. To study long-term effects (i.e. transgenerational effects of developmental stress), we conducted a two-step breeding experiment in which we manipulated early developmental conditions in zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata. We raised zebra finches by manipulating brood sizes and controlled for maternal and genetic effects by cross-fostering. In a previous study, we showed that offspring condition and body size decreased with increasing brood size. Here we show that this effect was carried over to the next generation. Body size in nestlings and at nutritional independence was affected by the brood size in which the mothers were raised. Female offspring did significantly worse than male offspring when the mother had been raised in large broods, suggesting a sex-specific influence of maternal effects. These findings link early developmental stress in females with the phenotype of the next generation via maternal effects.
Descriptors: zebra finches, captive birds, growth, development, developmental stress, body size, morphology, behavior, brood size, effects.

Owen, D.J. and J.M. Lane (2006). High levels of corticosterone in feather-plucking parrots (Psittacus erithacus). Veterinary Record Journal of the British Veterinary Association 158(23): 804-805. ISSN: 0042-4900.
Descriptors: Psittacus, corticosterone levels, animal stress, parrots, feather plucking, high levels.

Ozbey, O., N. Yildiz, and F. Esen (2006). The effects of high temperature on breeding characteristics and the living strength of the Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). International Journal of Poultry Science 5(1): 56-59. ISSN: 1682-8356.
Descriptors: Japanese quail, high temperature, effects, breeding characteristics, living strength.

Piccione, G., A. Costa, E. Giudice, and G. Caola (2005). Preliminary investigation into thermal stress during diurnal road transportation of young ostriches (Struthio camelus). Archiv Fur Tierzucht 48(2): 194-200. ISSN: 0003-9438.
Descriptors: ostriches, thermal stress effect, road transportation, young, investigation, body temperature, physical signs.
Language of Text: German.

Sahin, N., M. Onderci, K. Sahin, G. Cikim, and O. Kucuk (2005). Magnesium proteinate is more protective than magnesium oxide in heat-stressed-quail. Journal of Nutrition 135(7): 1732-1737.
Abstract: We evaluated the effects of dietary supplementation with Mg-oxide and Mg-proteinate on performance; nutrient digestibilities; malondialdehyde (MDA) concentrations in serum, liver, and thigh meat; and serum cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) exposed to high ambient temperature. The birds (n = 360; 10 d old) were randomly assigned to 12 treatment groups consisting of 6 replicates of 5 birds each in a 2 x 2 x 3 factorial arrangement (temperature, Mg source, Mg level). Birds were maintained in temperature-controlled rooms at 22degrees C for 24 h/d or 34degrees C for 8 h/d (0900-1700 h) and fed a basal diet or that diet supplemented with 1 or 2 g Mg-oxide or Mg-proteinate/kg of diet. Heat exposure decreased (P = 0.0001) live weight gain, feed intake, feed efficiency, and carcass weight in quail fed the basal diet. A linear increase in feed intake (P = 0.008) and body weight (P = 0.001), and improvements in feed efficiency (P = 0.001), carcass weight (P < 0.0001), digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, crude protein, and ether extract were found in Mg-supplemented, heat-stressed quail. The effects of Mg-proteinate were greater than those of Mg-oxide (P </= 0.0001). Serum Mg (P = 0.001) concentration increased, whereas the concentration of MDA in serum (P = 0.0001), liver (P = 0.04), and thigh meat (P = 0.0001) and serum triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations decreased linearly (P = 0.001) with the level of Mg in the diet. Interactions between dietary Mg source, temperature, and level of supplementation (P </= 0.05) were found for several variables. Results of the present study suggest that supplementation with Mg-proteinate is more protective than Mg-oxide in reducing the negative effects of heat stress in quail.
Descriptors: Japanese quails, magnesium oxide, magnesium, heat stress, animal growth, digestibility, liver, lipid peroxidation, poultry meat, dietary mineral supplements, malondialdehyde, blood chemistry, thighs, cholesterol, triacylglycerols, feed intake, liveweight gain, feed conversion, carcass weight, protective effect, magnesium proteinate.

Sahin, N., K. Sahin, M. Onderci, M.F. Gursu, G. Cikim, J. Vijaya, and O. Kucuk (2005). Chromium picolinate, rather than biotin, alleviates performance and metabolic parameters in heat-stressed quail. British Poultry Science 46(4): 457-463. ISSN: 0007-1668.
Abstract: 1. The effects of chromium picolinate and biotin supplementation alone and in combination on performance, carcase characteristics, malondialdehyde (MDA), vitamin C, vitamin E, glucose and cholesterol levels were evaluated in Japanese quail exposed to high ambient temperature. 2. Two hundred and forty quails (10 d old) were assigned randomly to 4 dietary treatments at room temperature (22 degrees C; thermoneutral, TN) or ambient (34 degrees C for 8 h/d; heat stress, HS). Both TN and HS were fed either on a basal (control) diet or the basal diet supplemented with 400 microgram of Cr/kg (Cr group), 0.5 mg of biotin/kg of diet (biotin group) or both (Cr + Biotin group). 3. Supplementing the diet of heat-stressed quails with chromium picolinate improved live weight gain, feed intake, feed efficiency and carcase traits. Biotin supplementation during TN and HS conditions did not have any beneficial effects on body weight gain, feed intake, feed efficiency or carcase traits. 4. Either in combination or alone, chromium picolinate increased serum concentrations of vitamins C and E, but decreased MDA, glucose and cholesterol concentrations in birds kept at high ambient temperature. There was no difference in vitamins C and E and MDA concentrations between birds given chromium picolinate and birds receiving chromium picolinate plus biotin, while glucose and cholesterol levels were significantly lower in all groups. The lowest concentrations of cholesterol and glucose were found in the combination group under both TN and HS conditions. An interaction between diet and temperature was detected for glucose and cholesterol concentrations. 5. Excretion rates for zinc, iron and chromium were lower in TN groups than in the corresponding HS groups. Supplementing diet with chromium picolinate and chromium picolinate plus biotin decreased excretion of minerals while biotin alone did not effect excretion of minerals. 6. Chromium supplementation, but not biotin supplementation, attenuated the decline in performance and antioxidant status resulting from heat stress.
Descriptors: Japanese quails, food animals, feed supplements, poultry feeding, heat stress, ambient temperature, picolinic acid, biotin, carcass characteristics, animal performance, malondialdehyde, ascorbic acid, vitamin E, glucose, cholesterol , liveweight gain, feed intake, feed conversion, carcass quality, blood chemistry, zinc, iron, chromium, excretion, chromium picolinate.

Sandkc, M., U. Eren, A.G. Onol, and S. Kum (2004). The effect of heat stress and the use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae or (and) bacitracin zinc against heat stress on the intestinal mucosa in quails. Revue De Medecine Veterinaire 155(11): 552-556. ISSN: 0035-1555.
Descriptors: quails, heat stress, effect, intestinal mucosa, use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, bacitracin, against heat stress.
Language of Text: French.

Suchy, P., I. Bedanova, V. Vecerek, E. Voslarova, V. Pistekova, P. Chloupek, and F. Vitula (2007). Effects of transport stress and floor space reduction on selected biochemical indices in common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). Archiv Fuer Gefluegelkunde 71(2): 56-61. ISSN: 0003-9098.
Descriptors: common pheasant, Phastanus colchicus, transport stress, floor space reduction, effect, biochemical indicies.



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