Reference : Comparison of corticosterone, cortisol, triglycerides, aspartateaminotransferase and uri...
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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/109258
Comparison of corticosterone, cortisol, triglycerides, aspartateaminotransferase and uric acid plasma concentrations during a foie gras production period in male mule ducks (Anas platyrhynchos X Cairina moschata)
English
Flament, Aline [> >]
Delleur, Valéry mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Poulipoulis, Anastassios mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services administratifs généraux > Protection et hygiène du travail (SUPHT) >]
Marlier, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Médecine des oiseaux, des lagomorphes et des rongeurs >]
Aug-2012
British Poultry Science
Carfax Publishing Company
53
4
408-414
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0007-1668
1466-1799
Abingdon
United Kingdom
[en] welfare ; ducks ; foie gras
[en] 1 Corticosterone, cortisol, triglycerides, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and uric acid (UA) plasma concentration were measured at 8 and 12 weeks of age, at slaughtering and 45 min after an adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test (8 weeks of age) in twelve male mule ducks.
2 No significant increase of corticosterone was found during the force feeding period.
3 Comparison of corticosterone and cortisol levels indicates that cortisol can be considered as a reliable acute stress indicator in future routine examinations.
4 Triglycerides and AST plasma concentrations progressively increased from pre-force feeding period to slaughtering.
5 UA plasma concentrations also increased from the start at 8 weeks of age to mid-force feeding time but no difference was noticed between mid-force feeding period and slaughtering.
grant from B. Lutgen, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Life, Environment and Tourism for the Walloon Region, Belgium.
Encadrement de la production de foie gras et suivi sanitaire des filières wallonnes de volaille et lapins en Région wallonne
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/109258

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