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Across invertebrates and vertebrates, steroids are potent signaling molecules that affect nearly every cell in the organism, including cells of the nervous system. Historically, researchers have focused on the genomic (or "nuclear-initiated") effects of steroids. However, all classes of steroids...

Author(s)
Heimovics, S. A.; Trainor, B. C.; Soma, K. K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2015, 55, 2, pp 281-293
Abstract

To gain further insight in risk factors related to feather pecking, this thesis investigated the effects of genetic background and social environment on feather pecking and related behavioural characteristics in laying hens. In several experiments, behaviour, performance and physiology of...

Author(s)
Uitdchaag, K.
Publisher
Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Effects of genetic background and social environment on feather pecking and related behavioural characteristics in laying hens, 2008, pp 154 pp.