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Novel non-invasive marker may aid monitoring stress in poultry

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Intracellular stress chaperone shown to be expressed in chicken feathers and is responsive to heat stress conditions.

Poultry well-being and economic burden due to heat stress are of great importance to the poultry industry, but accurate measures of stress in poultry are required for the efficient design and evaluation of any alleviation strategies, according to University of Arkansas Center of Excellence in Poultry Science researchers Elizabeth Greene, Hossein Rajaei-Sharifabadi and Sami Dridi.

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