Laying hen responses to acute heat stress and carbon dioxide supplementation: II. Changes in plasma enzymes, metabolites and electrolytes

K. W. Koelkebeck, T. W. Odom

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Abstract

Exposure of laying hens to an acute heat stress period (38°C) produced a decrease (P ≤ 0.05) in blood plasma magnesium compared with pre-heat stress (23°C) levels. Blood plasma glucose, alkaline phosphatase, total protein, uric acid and creatinine were not changed (P ≤ 0.05) by exposure to 38°C compared with the first 23°C exposure. Inorganic phosphorus, calcium, potassium and sodium levels were not affected by acute heat-stress exposure or carbon dioxide addition. These results suggest that acute heat stress had no dramatic effect on plasma enzymes, metabolites and electrolytes of laying hens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume112
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • Carbon dioxide supplementation
  • Electrolytes
  • Heat stress
  • Metabolites
  • Plasma calcium
  • Plasma enzymes
  • Plasma glucose
  • Plasma inorganic phosphorus
  • Plasma total protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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