Paul D. Sturkie: Avian cardiac physiologist

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Sturkie's Avian Physiology is a highly regarded textbook for the study of comparative poultry physiology. Less well known, however, is the contribution of Paul D. Sturkie (1909-2002) as a pioneer in the experimental physiology of avian species. His seminal research on the cardiovascular and hemodynamic controls of chickens and egg-laying hens had a notable impact on the poultry industry and breeding practices of farmers. The purpose of this article is to highlight the contributions and practical insights of Paul D. Sturkie to the field of poultry science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2203-2206
Number of pages4
JournalPoultry science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology


  • ducks
  • electrocardiogram
  • pigeons
  • systolic pressure


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