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on October 10, 2022

Why blackhead disease impacts turkeys more than chickens

Greater understanding could finally lead to a treatment for the protozoal disease.

Researchers finally know more about why blackhead disease causes lower mortality in chickens than in turkeys.

“It’s just so fascinating to us why chickens cope with blackhead disease so much better than turkeys. In general, what we can see is that turkeys are more susceptible to the disease,” Chongxiao (Sean)…

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