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on July 6, 2020

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

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