Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 47 issue 1 (february 2013) : 29-34


Priyanka Sarkar*, Sarbaswarup Ghosh, Subhasis Batabyal1, Saibal Chatterjee
1Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Agricultural Training Center, Narendrapur, Kolkata-700 103,India
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Cite article:- Sarkar* Priyanka, Ghosh Sarbaswarup, Batabyal1 Subhasis, Chatterjee Saibal (2024). BIOCHEMICAL STRESS RESPONSES OF BROILER CHICKENS DURING TRANSPORT. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 47(1): 29-34. doi: .
Effect of catching-loading and transport was examined on selective blood biochemical variables (cortisol, glucose, lactate, triglyceride, cholesterol, uric acid, total protein, albumin, globulin, A: G ratio, total red cell count, hemoglobin, H:L ratio, calcium and phosphorus) of 270 Vencobb-400 broilers in Indian climatic condition. Birds were grouped into- Control, T1 (caught and loaded, but not transported) and T2 (caught, loaded and transported). Cortisol levels were found to be significantly (pnificantly lowers glucose and triglyceride levels in blood.  So, these biochemical markers may also be used as stress indicator in birds in transit. To reduce stress and ensure bird welfare, farmers should minimize bird density during transport. Further broilers may be fed with molasses /glucose + water before transport to prevent acute hypoglycemia and subsequent shock induced mortality.
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