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March 19, 2018

Selection of chickens with increased disease resistance one step closer

Chickens selected for higher levels of natural antibodies have a stronger immune response, according to researchers with Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands. This provides insight into possible mechanisms for these natural antibodies in general disease resistance.  Selection of chickens with increased disease resistance is one step closer to practice and ultimately can result in reduced antibiotic use and animals with improved well-being, WUR said.  Read more

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