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Volume 61, issue 4 | Copyright
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 425-432, 2018
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Original study 30 Oct 2018

Original study | 30 Oct 2018

Effect of stocking density on behavioral traits, blood biochemical parameters and immune responses in meat ducks exposed to heat stress

Byung-Sung Park et al.
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Short summary
Heat stress (HS) and high stocking density (HSD) can lower blood homeostasis and negatively influence the behavioral traits of animals. The objective of this study was to explore the influence of different stocking densities on the behavioral traits, blood parameters, immune responses, and stress hormones of meat ducks (Cherry valley, Anas platyrhynchos) exposed to HS. It was found that HS and HSD conditions negatively affected the behavioral traits and blood parameters of the animals.
Heat stress (HS) and high stocking density (HSD) can lower blood homeostasis and negatively...