Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 93 Issue 3 April 1984 pp 199-202
The effect of serotonin on the blood pressure and the heart rate of the pigeon
Volume 95 Issue 2 April 1986 pp 223-226
Administration of vitamin C to juvenile castrated pigeons leads to a fall in the adrenal epinephrine level, but no significant change in the norepinephrine level is noted. Since the role of vitamin C in converting dopamine to norepinephrine is anticipated, it has been surmised that the bursa of Fabricius (thymolymphatic organ) might be responsible for the inability of these young birds to respond to vitamin C treatment.