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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2011, Article ID 497138, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/497138
Research Article

Modulating Role of Vitamins C and E against Transport-Induced Stress in Pullets during the Hot-Dry Conditions

1College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Division of Agricultural Colleges, P. M. B 2134, Ahmadu Bello University, Mando, 2134 Kaduna, Nigeria
2Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, 1082 Zaria, Nigeria

Received 6 September 2010; Accepted 29 September 2010

Academic Editors: R. Gamble and M. Malkinson

Copyright © 2011 N. S. Minka and J. O. Ayo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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