Development of immunity in broilers continuously exposed to Eimeria sp.

@article{Stiff1993DevelopmentOI,
  title={Development of immunity in broilers continuously exposed to Eimeria sp.},
  author={Mary I. Stiff and Kenneth W. Bafundo},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1993},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          295-301
        }
}
A series of experiments was conducted to determine the time required to induce absolute immunity to three species of Eimeria in young broiler chickens continuously exposed to the parasite. Acquisition of immunity was measured by cessation of oocyst production in each bird. Initial experiments were performed in broilers beginning at age 7 days with continuous oocyst administration for 28 days with E. tenella, E. maxima, or E. acervulina. Evaluation of oocyst production demonstrated a major… CONTINUE READING

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