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Chicken News (2 articles)

A Step Towards New Vaccines for Most Important Chicken Parasite

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), among others, have taken the first step in developing a new type of vaccine to protect chickens against coccidiosis, the most important parasite of poultry globally.A vaccine of this type - based on...

Published on 14 October 2011, 05:07

Landmark Study Finds Industrial Chicken Breeds Seriously Lack Genetic Diversity

Commercial chicken breeds used to produce meat and eggs around the world have lost at least half of the genetic diversity once present among their ancestors, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers that includes a UC Davis animal scientist.The study is the first...

Published on 19 February 2009, 11:55