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  • Breeding poultry with improved natural resistance

    Is it possible to improve the natural immunity of poultry through breeding? Selection of poultry with high levels of natural antibodies, will increase animal welfare , reduce antibiotic usage and increase profit. Wageningen UR researcher Tom Berghof stands on the threshold of this process. “Thanks to DNA markers we will in future be capable of selecting animals with high levels of natural ...

  • Southern soils mitigate manure microbes

    That swine manure sprayed on to fields adds valuable nutrients to the soil is well known. But what is not known is whether all that manure is bringing harmful bacteria with it. A new study looks at the levels of nutrients and bacteria in soils of fields that have been sprayed with manure for fifteen years or more. The research team, composed of scientists from the USDA-ARS Crop Science Research ...

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