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The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of selenium (Se), polysaccharide of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz. (PAMK), and the combination of Se and PAMK on the immune response, heat shock protein (HSP) levels under heat stress (HS) condition in chicken spleen. Two hundred chickens were randomly divided into two groups, the HS group and the(More)
This study assessed the effect of dietary selenium (Se) deficiency on male reproductive function in chicken. A total of 180 Hy-line laying cocks (1 day old; Weiwei) were randomly divided into 2 groups (n = 90) of Se-deficient chickens and control chickens. The control group was fed a basic diet (containing 0.15 mg of Se/kg). The Se-deficient group was fed a(More)
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