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Changes in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) eggshell morphology after oral estrogen exposure as chicks. S. L. Westmoreland*1, H. Pourarsalan1, D. H. Hawkins3, J. R. Rochester2, and J. R. Millam2, 1The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Biology and The Center for Electron Microscopy, Arlington, 2The University of California, Department of Animal Science, Davis, 3The University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Mathematics, Arlington.

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Comparison of oral vs. injected dosing of the soy phytoestrogen genistein on the reproductive development of female broiler chicks. L. M. Stevenson*, C. R. James, S. S. Oates, J. B. Hess, and W. D. Berry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

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Analysis of plasma serotonin levels and hemodynamic responses following chronic serotonin infusion in broilers challenged with bacterial lipopolysaccharide and microparticles. M. E. Chapman*1, R. L. Taylor2, and R. F. Wideman1, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2University of New Hampshire, Durham.


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Chicken visfatin: The leaner side of an adipokine. S. M. Krzysik-Walker*, O. M. Ocón-Grove, S. R. Maddineni, G. L. Hendricks III, and R. Ramachandran, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Transpulmonary pressure gradient verifies pulmonary hypertension is initiated by increased arterial resistance in broilers. A. G. Lorenzoni*, R. F. Wideman, and N. B. Anthony, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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Cloning and characterization of chicken nucleobindin-2 (NUCB2) cDNA: The precursor for a putative anorexigenic peptide, nesfatin-1. P. K. Selvan*, G. L. Hendricks III, S. R. Maddineni, S. M. Krzysik-Walker, O. M. Ocón-Grove, and R. Ramachandran, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Gene expression in the lateral septal organ, mediobasal hypothalamus and septal-pituitary-gonadal axis following activation of the photoneuroendocrine system. H. Li*1, J. A. Proudman2, S. Jin1, and W. J. Kuenzel1, 1University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2USDA/ARS/BGPL, Beltsville, MD.

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Study of the effects of blindness on sexual maturation in Smoky Joe roosters. J. Perttula* and G. Bedecarrats, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.

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Dopamine-melatonin neurons in the turkey hypothalamus controlling seasonal reproduction. S. Kang*, A. Thayananuphat, T. Bakken, and M. El Halawani, University of Minnesota, Department of Animal Science, St Paul.

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Lipoic acid-induced changes in food intake in chickens. D. M. Denbow* and P. B. Siegel, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg.

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Clock gene expression in the premammillary nucleus (PMM) and the pineal gland of turkey hens. B. Leclerc*1, S. Kang1, A. Thayananuphat1, C. Howell1, S. Kosonsiriluk2, Y. Chaiseha2, and M. E. El Halawani1, 1University of Minnesota, St.


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Evaluation of microbiota populations and intestinal development of different genetic lines of chickens. B. S. Lumpkins*, A. B. Batal, and M. D. Lee, University of Georgia, Athens.

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Effects of diet type, enzyme addition and Clostridium perfringens challenge on growth performance and gut health of broiler chickens. W. Jia*1, B. A. Slominski1, H. L. Bruce2, G. Blank1, and O. Jones3, 1University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 2Maple Leaf Food Agresearch, Burford, Canada, 3Canadian Bio-Systems Inc., Calgary, Canada.

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The effect of dietary sinapic acid on the gastrointestinal tract microbial fermentation, nutrient utilization and egg quality of laying hens. M. Johnson*, A. A. Olkowski, and H. L. Classen, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

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The use of natural antibiotic alternative and growth promoter feed additives and subsequent effects on broiler performance and carcass quality. N. P. Buchanan*1, J. M. Hott1, S. E. Cutlip1, A. L. Rack1, A. Asamer2, and J. S. Moritz1, 1West Virginia University, Morgantown, 2Delacon International, Steyregg, Austria.

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Evaluation of different additives in chicks challenged with necrotic enteritis. J. L. Shelton1, A. R. Garcia1, S. W. Davis2, and D. W. Giesting*1, 1Cargill Animal Nutrition, Elk River, MN, 2Colorado Quality Research, Wellington, CO.

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Dietary Bacillus subtilis C-3102 spores influence intestinal (excreta) populations of Lactobacilli, Clostridium perfringens, Enterobacteriaceae (coliforms), and Salmonella, and live performance of broiler chickens. M. Kato1, N. Otomo1, K. Nishimura2, Y. Tadano3, T. Marubashi3, H. Miyazaki3, K. Maruta3, and D. M. Hooge*4, 1Calpis USA, Inc., Schaumberg, IL, Quality Tech. Int'l, Inc., Elgin, IL, 3Calpis Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan, 4Hooge Consulting Service, Inc., Eagle Mountain, UT.


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Effect of synbiotic feed additive in comparison to antibiotic growth promoter on performance and health status of broilers. M. Mohnl*1, Y. Acosta Aragón1, A. Acosta Ojeda2, B. Rodríguez Sánchez2, and S. Pasteiner1, 1BIOMIN GmbH, Herzogenburg, Austria, 2Instituto de Ciencia Animal, San José de las Lajas La Habana, Cuba.

Physiology & Endocrinology - Livestock and Poultry Poultry Chair: Daniel J. Donoghue, University of Arkansas 212

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