Evaluation of the antibody mediated immune response in nestling American kestrels (Falco sparverius).

@article{Smits2005EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the antibody mediated immune response in nestling American kestrels (Falco sparverius).},
  author={Judit E. G. Smits and Raquel Baos},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={161-70}
}
Avian biologists and toxicologists use tests of immune function to evaluate health or quality in birds. Nestlings are widely studied members of the population because of the logistical ease of working with them, and because of their vulnerability to environmental contaminants. Current immunological techniques are designed for domestic poultry and are far from ideal, since poultry are precocial (developmentally mature at hatching), while many wild species are altricial (developmentally immature… CONTINUE READING

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