Received: 5 March 2020
Accepted: 22 September 2020
First Online: 27 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All experimental procedures were in accordance with the French national guidelines for the care of animals for research purposes. The protocols were approved by the committee of the Care and Use of Animals of the Grand Sud-Ouest (n°73) under the file reference APAFIS14196–201805250850236-v3. The present study was carried out in the certified Experimental Station for Waterfowl Breeding (INRA, Artiguères, France, which received the accreditation number B40–037-1.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that the research was conducted with the partial support of the “Comité Interprofessionel des Palmipèdes à Foie gras<i>”</i> (CIFOG).