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Impact of transportation duration on stress responses in day-old chicks from young and old breeders

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The aim of this study was to assess the interaction effect of transportation duration and parental age on physiological stress responses and quality in day-old chicks. After hatch, 3240 chicks from either 29-week old (young) or 60-week old (old) broiler breeders were transported for 1.5 h (short) or 11 h (long). Thereafter, 228 chicks were assessed for quality and blood plasma was assayed for corticosterone (CORT), lactate, glucose, and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS, increased concentrations can indicate oxidative stress). No interaction effects of parental age and transportation duration were found (all P > 0.10). Chicks from young breeders showed higher CORT levels (P = 0.007) and were of higher quality (Tona method, P < 0.001) than those from old breeders. After long transportation, chicks showed increased CORT (P < 0.001) and lower TBARS levels (P < 0.001) compared to after short transportation. No evidence was provided that long transportation differently affected the quality or stress responses of chicks from breeder flocks of two ages.
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GALLUS-GALLUS-DOMESTICUS, BROILER-CHICKENS, OXIDATIVE STRESS, LIPID, PEROXIDES, AGE, CORTICOSTERONE, QUALITY, WELFARE, EMBRYOS, GROWTH, Animal welfare, Day-old broiler chick, Parental flock age, Physiology, Stress, Transportation

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Jacobs, Leonie, Evelyne Delezie, Luc Duchateau, Klara Goethals, Bart Ampe, Johan Buyse, and Frank Tuyttens. 2017. “Impact of Transportation Duration on Stress Responses in Day-old Chicks from Young and Old Breeders.” Research in Veterinary Science 112: 172–176.
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Jacobs, Leonie, Delezie, E., Duchateau, L., Goethals, K., Ampe, B., Buyse, J., & Tuyttens, F. (2017). Impact of transportation duration on stress responses in day-old chicks from young and old breeders. RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, 112, 172–176.
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Jacobs L, Delezie E, Duchateau L, Goethals K, Ampe B, Buyse J, et al. Impact of transportation duration on stress responses in day-old chicks from young and old breeders. RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE. 2017;112:172–6.
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Jacobs, Leonie, Evelyne Delezie, Luc Duchateau, et al. “Impact of Transportation Duration on Stress Responses in Day-old Chicks from Young and Old Breeders.” RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE 112 (2017): 172–176. Print.
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to assess the interaction effect of transportation duration and parental age on physiological stress responses and quality in day-old chicks. After hatch, 3240 chicks from either 29-week old (young) or 60-week old (old) broiler breeders were transported for 1.5 h (short) or 11 h (long). Thereafter, 228 chicks were assessed for quality and blood plasma was assayed for corticosterone (CORT), lactate, glucose, and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS, increased concentrations can indicate oxidative stress). No interaction effects of parental age and transportation duration were found (all P {\textrangle} 0.10). Chicks from young breeders showed higher CORT levels (P = 0.007) and were of higher quality (Tona method, P {\textlangle} 0.001) than those from old breeders. After long transportation, chicks showed increased CORT (P {\textlangle} 0.001) and lower TBARS levels (P {\textlangle} 0.001) compared to after short transportation. No evidence was provided that long transportation differently affected the quality or stress responses of chicks from breeder flocks of two ages.},
  author       = {Jacobs, Leonie and Delezie, Evelyne and Duchateau, Luc and Goethals, Klara and Ampe, Bart and Buyse, Johan and Tuyttens, Frank},
  issn         = {0034-5288},
  journal      = {RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE},
  keyword      = {GALLUS-GALLUS-DOMESTICUS,BROILER-CHICKENS,OXIDATIVE STRESS,LIPID,PEROXIDES,AGE,CORTICOSTERONE,QUALITY,WELFARE,EMBRYOS,GROWTH,Animal welfare,Day-old broiler chick,Parental flock age,Physiology,Stress,Transportation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {172--176},
  title        = {Impact of transportation duration on stress responses in day-old chicks from young and old breeders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2017.04.015},
  volume       = {112},
  year         = {2017},
}

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