bird unit

bird u·nit

a unit of prolactin activity: the minimal quantity of the hormone that will cause a certain increase in weight of the crop gland of pigeons.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An obsolete semiquantitative bioassay unit corresponding to the minimum amount of prolactin required to cause a determined increase in the weight of the crop gland of pigeons
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At a planning committee meeting councillors nodded through an application for a 100,000 broiler chicken farm between Llandrindod Wells and Newbridge-on-Wye with barely a question asked This followed a previous application for a 37,000 bird unit at Old Impton Farm near Presteigne which was deferred following a lengthy 75 minute discussion.
She was a member of the SIU Women's Club and Home Extension Early Bird Unit. Diana was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader.
He said one poultry bird unit costs Rs1320 while Punjab government bearing expenditures and by giving subsidy providing this unit at a cost of Rs920/: Dr.
This is the background to Niromi de Soyza's memoir of life as a guerrilla soldier (now an ordinary mother living in Sydney), the importance of which is an explanation as to how a studious, middle-class seventeen-year-old (perhaps therefore not the 'child' one conjures up from the title) defied the wishes of her family to join a (female) Freedom Bird unit. The events described here occur in the late 1980s before the Tigers routinely recruited large numbers of women: de Soyza's version has her actively seeking out membership from sceptical recruiters.
The small mammal unit has incubators to provide a warm and comfortable environment but the busiest area is the bird unit, currently home to 70 different types of sick or injured birds.
"A 10,000 bird unit will have probably cost pounds 250,000 to pounds 300,000 to re-equip," said Mr Henderson, who runs a number of farms from his base at Sunniside, near Gateshead.
Crucially, the specialist seal centre and the oiled bird unit will close.
The first grade students, standing on milk crates with T-shirt smocks to their ankles, printed feathers for their bird unit. In second grade, they made large dinosaur prints.
The decision was made to phase out the caged birds with the aim of building one new 16,000 bird unit a year at an investment which has escalated to more than pounds 400,000 each due mainly to rising steel prices.
All North Wales AMs have been invited to visit Ian Sharples' 30,000 bird unit near Ruthin today to see new enriched battery cages.
New pages include more recent research on information literacy and reading, comment on how to build a better "bird unit" and workable solutions to the issues of classroom collections and scheduling.