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Title: HOW DOES PHOTOSTIMULATION AGE ALTER THE INTERACTION BETWEEN BODY SIZE AND A BONUS FEEDING PROGRAM DURING SEXUAL MATURATION.

Author
item RENEMA, R
item ROBINSON, F
item Proudman, John

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/9/2003
Publication Date: 12/31/2003
Citation: Robinson, F., G. Fasenko, and R. Renema, 2003. New Developments in Reproduction and Incubation of Broiler Chickens. Spotted Cow Press, Edmonton, AB. 400pp. 16:85-92.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Pullets must have sufficient body size and carcass stores at the time of photostimulation in order to reach sexual maturity within a proper interval and to maintain reproduction later in life. This chapter discusses the separate effects of feeding level and age of photostimulation on ovary development, and shows how plasma reproductive hormone profiles are modified by feeding level.