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N&H TOPLINE: Breeding chickens for improved disease resistance advances

Chickens bred for higher levels of natural antibodies found to have better E. coli disease resistance.

Poultry researchers at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands have been studying selection for disease resistance in chickens as a way to improve flock health and welfare and reduce antibiotic use (read more here and

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