Immune response of chicken gut to natural colonization by gut microflora and to Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis infection.

Abstract

In commercial poultry production, there is a lack of natural flora providers since chickens are hatched in the clean environment of a hatchery. Events occurring soon after hatching are therefore of particular importance, and that is why we were interested in the development of the gut microbial community, the immune response to natural microbial… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01375-10

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