Genome evolution and the emergence of pathogenicity in avian Escherichia coli

Abstract Chickens are the most common birds on Earth and colibacillosis is among the most common diseases affecting them. This major threat to animal welfare...

Fever: A Systemic Response to Inflammation

A fever is the body’s natural response to inflammatory stimuli, such as a virus or infection. Once the immune system recognizes the challenge —...

Examining the Roles of Macrophages and Vascular Inflammation in Broiler White Striping

Institution: University of California, Davis Principal Investigator: Michael J. Mienaltowski, DVM, PhD Annie J. King, PhD University of California, Davis 2251 Meyer Hall One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616 Broiler chickens...

Pathological changes associated with white striping in broiler breast muscles

Abstract White striping is a condition in broiler chickens characterized grossly by the occurrence of white striations, seen parallel to the direction of muscle fibers,...

Early IBV infections in layers can increase cysts associated with false layer syndrome

Source: PoultryHealthToday.com The timing of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) infections in chicks can significantly impact the development of cysts which could be associated with false...

Quantitative trait loci and transcriptome signatures associated with avian heritable resistance to Campylobacter

Abstract Campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterial foodborne gastroenteritis worldwide. Handling or consumption of contaminated poultry meat is a key risk factor for human...

QX, 793b found to be most prevalent IBV field strains in Europe

Two recent studies assessed the prevalence of various infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) strains in Europe in recent years, with QX and 793b proving the...

Probiotic supplementation leads to lower coccidian lesion scores

New research shows that the Bacillus licheniformis strain in GALLIPRO® Tect, a probiotic feed supplement for poultry helps reduce intestinal damage caused by coccidiosis. According...

Auburn University Researcher Studying Poultry Wastewater As Way To Irrigate Crops

As freshwater supplies become increasingly limited and the world's population continues to grow, Auburn University College of Agriculture researchers are working on ways to...

Probiotics and Early Microbiota

The relationship between a healthy gut, the animal's microbiota and optimum performance is undeniable. Especially in the early stages, the microbiota can heavily impact...
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