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- Cahaner, A., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Poultry science 2008 v.87 no.5 pp. 904-911
- broiler chickens; genetic merit; animal growth; breed differences; oxygen requirement; ascites; genetic correlation; oxygen consumption; health status; liveweight gain; disease resistance; breeding lines; disease incidence
- ... The high growth rate (GR) of contemporary broilers is driven by high rate of feed intake and metabolism. Because of the consequent high oxygen demand, especially when coupled with exposure to high altitude or low temperatures, some broilers fail to regulate oxygen supply and develop the ascites syndrome (AS), which leads to mortality and economic losses. Because of the association between high GR, ...