Journal article

EFFECTS OF CHRONIC STRESS ON SOME BLOOD PARAMETERS IN THE PIG

JL BARNETT, PH HEMSWORTH, AM HAND

Applied Animal Behaviour Science | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1983

Abstract

Plasma samples from juvenile female pigs exhibiting a chronic stress response, evidenced by higher free corticosteroid concentrations, changes in behaviour and reduced growth rates, were analysed for plasma concentrations of total protein, albumin, glucose, urea and cholesterol. Chronic stress was associated with elevated levels of plasma total protein and glucose and lower levels of plasma urea. © 1983.

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