Research Investigates Cyanosis in Male Broiler Chickens
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Mississippi State University in Pearl, Miss., investigating the cause of cyanosis in male breeder broilers. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website, www.uspoultry.org. The project summary is as follows:
Project #665: Collaborative Studies on Cyanosis in Broiler Breeders
(Danny L. Magee, Kelli H. Jones, Floyd D. Wilson, Erica Baravik-Munsell, Timothy S. Cummings and Robert W. Wills; Mississippi State University, Pearl, Miss.)
The research project, led by Dr. Danny Magee, investigated the cause of cyanosis in male broiler breeders. Cyanosis is a dark blue or purple coloration of the skin, comb, and wattles, and has been seen in the industry for several years. The research found that the underlying cause may be a cardiac problem affecting blood flow in the male breeders. The project investigated the contributions of feeding programs on the incidence of the condition.
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