Effects of immune stress on growth performance, immunity, and cecal microflora in chickens.

@article{Yang2011EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of immune stress on growth performance, immunity, and cecal microflora in chickens.},
  author={Xiaojun Yang and Wen Li Li and Yongjia Feng and Junhu Yao},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={2740-6}
}
Immune stress is the loss of immune homeostasis by external forces. This study investigated the effects of different types of immune stress on growth performance, immunity, and the distribution of cecal microflora in broiler chickens. In total, 540 one-day-old Cobb 500 broilers were randomly assigned to receive 1 of 5 (n = 108 birds/group) treatments: 1) no vaccination; 2) simplified vaccination, which included the infectious bronchitis vaccine (H120), the inactivated avian influenza vaccine… CONTINUE READING

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