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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1838-1841
Plasma Amino Acid Concentration in Neonatal Chicks Modified by Acute Stress
I. Kurauchi , K. Hamasu , D.M. Denbow and M. Furuse
 
Abstract: To clarify the influence of acute stress on plasma amino acid concentrations, chicks were exposed to either restraint with isolation stress or fasting stress. In restraint with isolation-induced stress, plasma L-hydroxyproline, L-serine, L-asparagine, β-alanine, L-alanine, L-histidine, L-arginine, L-proline, L-methionine, L-leucine, L-phenylalanine and L-ornithine decreased compared with the control. During fasting stress, L-asparagine, β-alanine, L-histidine, GABA, L-threonine, L-arginine, L-proline, L-methionine, L-leucine, L-phenylalanine and L-ornithine linearly decreased while, tryptophan increased. Most of the amino acids modified in both acute stresses have been recognized to have a role in sedation and/or hypnosis. Amino acids quickly metabolized during acute stress should be supplemented before and/or after stressful conditions to support chicken health.
 
How to cite this article:
I. Kurauchi, K. Hamasu, D.M. Denbow and M. Furuse, 2009. Plasma Amino Acid Concentration in Neonatal Chicks Modified by Acute Stress. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 1838-1841.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2009.1838.1841