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PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF A CEREBRAL DISORDER OF YOUNG CHICKENS

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Science  30 Oct 1936:
Vol. 84, Issue 2183, pp. 396-397
DOI: 10.1126/science.84.2183.396

Abstract

Chicks fed a diet in which corn was the principal ingredient, in contrast to other rations employed, were the only ones in which the typical nervous disorders were noted and typical brain lesions observed upon autopsy.

The preliminary data at hand, although not of a definite nature, would seem to indicate that some factor or factors of the corn used were responsible or at least contributory to this disorder.