EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
53,869,633
Abstracts:
29,686,251
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Effects of caponization on broiler growth



Effects of caponization on broiler growth



Poultry Science 67(6): 979-981



The effect of caponization on growth of male broiler chicks was investigated in two experiments. Broiler chicks were caponized, sham-operated, or left as intact controls at 3 wk of age (Experiment 1) or 1 wk of age (Experiment 2). When processed at 7 wk of age , intact control broilers in both experiments were significantly heavier than sham-operated or caponized broilers, with no significant weight differences between sham-operated and caponized birds. However, the slope of growth rate in capons was significantly greater than that of sham-operated controls in Experiment 2. Capons also had significantly larger abdominal fat pads than did sham-operated controls.

(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 001580003

Download citation: RISBibTeXText



Related references

Research note: effects of caponization on broiler growth. Poultry Science 67(6): 979-981, 1988

Effects of caponization on growth performance, carcass composition, and meat quality of medium growth broilers. Poultry Science 89(7): 1481-1489, 2010

Caponization effects on growth performance and lipid metabolism in Taiwanese cockerels. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 19(3): 438-443, 2006

Caponization effects on growth performance and lipid metabolism in Taiwan country chicken cockerels. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 19(3): 438-443, 2006

Effects of caponization on growth performance, carcass composition and meat quality of males of a layer line. Animal 6(12): 2023-2030, 2013

Effects of surgical caponization on growth performance, fiber diameter and some physical properties of muscles in Taiwan country chicken cockerels. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 15(3): 401-405, March, 2002

Effects of supplemental feather digests on the growth of broiler chicks and taurine content in the broiler meat. Korean Journal of Poultry Science 29(2): 141-147, 2002

The effects of caponization age on muscle characteristics in male chicken. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 20(11): 1684-1688, 2007

Effect of caponization age on growth performance and postmortem change in muscles of Taiwan country chicken. Journal of the Agricultural Association of China 1(1): 54-63, February, 2000

Effects of caponization on blood parameters and morphological changes of certain organs in the cockerel. Bangladesh Veterinarian 20(1): 48-55, 2003

Effects of caponization and testosterone implantation on immunity in male chickens. Poultry Science 88(9): 1832-1837, 2009

Effects of caponization on bone characteristics and histological structure in chickens. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 19(2): 245-251, 2006

Effects of caponization and poulardization on body characteristics in New Hampshire chickens. 1970

Effects of caponization on fat metabolism-related biochemical characteristics of broilers. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 97(1): 162-169, 2013