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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R3098

Topic

Poultry

Summary and Implications

The differences between relatively resistant and susceptible chicken lines can be utilized to study the genetics behind disease resistance. To assess resistance, the viral quantity in each bird was measured after challenge with Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) at two time points. As predicted, the resistant line was able to clear the virus more quickly than the susceptible line. Further studies are needed to determine the genetics responsible for resistance.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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