Our goal is to improve the productivity of domestic animals using effective animal management techniques. We investigate the physiological and behavioral responses of domestic animals/fowls to their environment to predict their needs and health.
1) Physiological aspect of layers and dairy cows under hot or stress environments, and brain functions regulating the behavior of chickens（Bungo, T.）
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2) Research of central mechanisms of feeding and drinking behavior in the hypothalamus of chickens (Kawakami, S.）
Health, Environment, Physiology, Behavior
Layers used for behavioral analysis and sampling
HPLC system used for the analysis of hormone neurotransmitters
Han, G., Yang, H., Bungo, T., et al. (2018) In ovo L-leucine administration stimulates lipid metabolisms in heat-exposed male, but not female, chicks to afford thermotolerance. Journal of Thermal Biology, 71: 74-82.
Shimizu, K., Komaki, Y., Fukano, N. and Bungo, T. (2018) Transporter gene expressions and transference of fructose in broiler chick intestine. Journal of Poultry Science, 55: 136-140.
Chowdhury, V.S., Han, G., Yang, H., Ikeda, H., Bungo, T. and Furuse, M. (2017) L-Citrulline and L-leucine-mediated thermoregulation affords thermotolerance. Proceedings of Japanese Society for Animal Nutrition and Metabolism, 61: 1-11.
Bungo, T., Nakasai, E., Takawaki, M., Tanizawa, H., et al. (2015) Brain monoamine asymmetry in chicks subjected to separation-stress procedure with litter substrate. Journal of Poultry Science, 52: 37-41.
S.-I. Kawakami, T. Yamada, N. Nakanishi and Y. Cai (2010) Feeding of lactic acid bacteria and yeast on growth and diarrhea of Holstein calves. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 9 (7), 1112-1114 .
S.-I. Kawakami, T. Yamada, N. Nakanishi, Y. Cai and H. Ishizaki (2010) Leukocyte phagocytic activity with or without probiotics in Holstein calves. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5 (1), 13-16.
S.-I. Kawakami, T. Yamada, N. Nakanishi and Y. Cai (2010) Effect of probiotics on bacterial flora of various gastrointestinal regions in Holstein calves. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9 (11), 1556-1559 .
S.-I. Kawakami, T. Yamada, N. Nakanishi and Y. Cai (2011) Feeding of lactic acid bacteria and yeast affects fecal flora of Holstein calves. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10 (3), 269-271.