Effects of bromocriptin on broodiness in turkeys

Alkan S., Kasikci G., Bakirel T., Birler S.

MEDYCYNA WETERYNARYJNA, vol.61, no.9, pp.994-996, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.994-996
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to investigate the presumptive effect of Bromocriptin, which causes antiprolactinemia in mammals, on the broodiness in deeply brooding turkey hens. The effect of Bromocriptin was estimated by considering such broody symptoms as hissing nesting, cessation of laying, distance between the pelvic bones and blood prolactin values. There has been a statistically important decrease in the prolactin levels and increase in the pelvic bone distances (p < 0.05) in the treatment group. However, no difference was observed in the other criteria: Bromocriptin did not create the expected control effect on broodiness.