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90. Heat stress impairs performance parameters, decreases IgA plasmatic levels and increases Salmonella enteritidis migration to spleen in broilers chickens

Published on Aug 1, 2011in Brain Behavior and Immunity6.17
· DOI :10.1016/j.bbi.2011.07.093
W.M. Quinteiro-Filho11
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(USP: University of São Paulo),
A.V. Gomes3
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(USP: University of São Paulo)
+ 5 AuthorsJoão Palermo-Neto29
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(USP: University of São Paulo)
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in International Journal of Biometeorology2.38
Victor Olusegun Sinkalu5
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(ABU: Ahmadu Bello University),
Joseph Olusegun Ayo19
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(ABU: Ahmadu Bello University)
+ 1 AuthorsJoseph O. Hambolu7
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(ABU: Ahmadu Bello University)
Experiments were performed with the aim of determining the effect of melatonin administration on diurnal fluctuations in cloacal temperature (CT) of Marshall broiler chickens during the hot dry season. Birds in group I (12L:12D cycle) were raised under natural photoperiod of 12-h light and 12-h darkness, without melatonin supplementation, while those in group II (LL) were kept under 24-h continuous lighting, without melatonin administration. Broiler chickens in group III (LL + melatonin) were ra...