The role of olfaction in oil preference in the chicken

Remedios T. Mabayo, Jun Ichi Okumura, Atsushi Hirao, Shoei Sugita, Kunio Sugahara, Mitsuhiro Furuse

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Abstract

The role of olfaction on the preference of diets containing 20% medium- chain (MCT) or long-chain triacylglycerol (LCT) was investigated in the chicken. Olfactory bulbectomized, sham-operated (Sham) or intact (Intact) birds were offered a choice between LCT or MCT diet and food intake was measured over a short time period. Intact and Sham groups showed a significant preference for LCT over MCT diet, but olfactory-bulbectomized chickens lost the preference for LCT over MCT. The bilateral cutting of the olfactory nerves confirmed the results taken in olfactory bulbectomy. It is concluded that olfaction plays a major role in the preference of diets containing MCT or LCT in chickens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1188
Number of pages4
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume59
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Mabayo, R. T., Okumura, J. I., Hirao, A., Sugita, S., Sugahara, K., & Furuse, M. (1996). The role of olfaction in oil preference in the chicken. Physiology and Behavior, 59(6), 1185-1188. https://doi.org/10.1016/0031-9384(95)02152-3

The role of olfaction in oil preference in the chicken. / Mabayo, Remedios T.; Okumura, Jun Ichi; Hirao, Atsushi; Sugita, Shoei; Sugahara, Kunio; Furuse, Mitsuhiro.

In: Physiology and Behavior, Vol. 59, No. 6, 01.01.1996, p. 1185-1188.

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Mabayo, RT, Okumura, JI, Hirao, A, Sugita, S, Sugahara, K & Furuse, M 1996, 'The role of olfaction in oil preference in the chicken', Physiology and Behavior, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 1185-1188. https://doi.org/10.1016/0031-9384(95)02152-3
Mabayo, Remedios T. ; Okumura, Jun Ichi ; Hirao, Atsushi ; Sugita, Shoei ; Sugahara, Kunio ; Furuse, Mitsuhiro. / The role of olfaction in oil preference in the chicken. In: Physiology and Behavior. 1996 ; Vol. 59, No. 6. pp. 1185-1188.
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