Articles | Volume 60, issue 1
Original study
30 Jan 2017
Original study |  | 30 Jan 2017

Effects of genotype on hematological and serum biochemical responses of turkey hens to stress

Krzysztof Damaziak, Monika Michalczuk, Żaneta Zdanowska-Sąsiadek, Artur Jóźwik, Dariusz Gozdowski, Anna Siennicka, and Jan Niemiec

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The results of analyses of hematological and biochemical blood serum markers demonstrate that the fast-growing FG turkeys, compared to the slow-growing SG birds and their reciprocal crosses (SF and FS), exhibit a stronger response to stress induced by pre- and post-slaughter handling. Among the crosses, more susceptible to stress stimuli are the SF turkeys, which is confirmed by a higher concentration of TP H, a lower concentration of L, and resultantly a higher H / L ratio in their blood serum.