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on August 2, 2022

Chicken study explores genetic resistance to viruses

The findings could result in birds with better immunity to avian influenza, Marek’s disease, infectious bursal disease and infectious bronchitis disease.

DNA analysis research could help breed chickens that are more resistant to damaging viral infections like avian influenza, Marek’s disease, infectious bursal disease and infectious bronchitis virus, according to a study published in the journal Animal Genetics.

“Between them, these viruses are responsible for huge economic losses to the…

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