Histologic characterization of the involuting bursa of Fabricius in single-comb white Leghorn chickens.

@article{Bickford1985HistologicCO,
  title={Histologic characterization of the involuting bursa of Fabricius in single-comb white Leghorn chickens.},
  author={Arthur F. Bickford and Douglas R. Kuney and Detlef Zander and Daniel McMartin},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1985},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          778-97
        }
}
Bursas from specific-pathogen-free white leghorn chickens of both sexes were examined at several intervals from hatching to 28 weeks of age. No histologic alterations other than scattered atrophic or cystic follicles were observed through 20 weeks. Obvious involution, first noted at 24 weeks, was in early stages in females and quite advanced in males. Involution was essentially complete by 26 weeks, and only cicatrized vestiges of bursas were present at 28 weeks of age. Gross manifestations… CONTINUE READING

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