Protein accumulations affect broiler heart pump function
Broilers bred to grow quickly have a higher risk of cardiomyopathy.
Canadian researchers have identified the damaged proteins that can cause dilated cardiomyopathy and heart pump failure in fast-growing broilers.
Broiler chickens have been genetically bred to grow quickly. This quick growth, an asset to farmers who want to bring birds to market faster, has unfortunately resulted in a higher…