oa Agroanimalia - The relationships among thyroid gland activity, feed intake, mass gain, feed conversion and final body mass in growing chickens

Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



Some of the physiological factors, in particular the activity of the thyroid gland, associated with the manifestation of the trait, efficiency of feed utilization, in chickens were investigated. The relationship between thyroid activity and body mass gain was also considered. The experimental material was derived from three individual feed conversion trials and three shifts of a diallel mating experiment, involving a total of 423 and 2 117 chickens, respectively.

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