Vitamin D supplement boosts birds' anticoccidial defenses

Vitamin D supplement boosts birds' anticoccidial defenses

COCCIDIAL infections produce severe symptoms and mortality in turkeys and cause substantial economic loss for the turkey industry despite available treatments.

In research sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn., Dr. Ramesh Selvaraj of the Ohio Agriculture Research & Development Center proposed to improve the immune response against coccidia in turkeys through supplementation of 25-hydroxy cholecalciferol (25[OH]D), one of the forms of vi

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