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Changes of blood parameters associated with bone remodeling following experimentally induced fatty liver disorder in laying hens

Changes of blood parameters associated with bone remodeling following experimentally induced fatty liver disorder in laying hens.JPG
Studies have demonstrated that obesity and osteoporosis are linked disorders in humans. This study examined the hypothesis that excessive lipid consumption affects bone metabolism in laying hens. A total of one hundred 63-wk-old laying hens were randomly divided into 2 treatments and fed either a regular layer diet (control) or a high energy and…

Genetic variations alter production and behavioral responses following heat stress in 2 strains of laying hens

Genetic variations alter production and behavioral responses following heat stress in 2 strains of laying hens.JPG
Genetic differences alter the type and degree of hens’responses and their ability to adapt to a stressor. This study examined the effects of genotypic variations on the productivity and behavior of laying hens following heat stress (HS). Two strains of White Leghorn hens were used: DXL (Dekalb XL), a commercial strain individually selected for egg…