The pathogenesis of and susceptibility to malabsorption syndrome in broilers is associated with heterophil influx into the intestinal mucosa and epithelial apoptosis.

@article{Zekarias2005ThePO,
  title={The pathogenesis of and susceptibility to malabsorption syndrome in broilers is associated with heterophil influx into the intestinal mucosa and epithelial apoptosis.},
  author={Bereket Zekarias and Norbert Stockhofe-Zurwieden and Jacob Post and Francis R M Balk and Cees van Reenen and Erik Gruys and J. M. J. Rebel},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={402-7}
}
Malabsorption syndrome (MAS) in broilers is characterized by enteritis and reduced body weight gain. The pathogenesis of the intestinal lesions and the reasons for susceptibility differences between broiler lines are not clear. We studied the development of enteric lesions, epithelial apoptosis, and cell proliferation in relation to susceptibility. One-day-old chickens from two broiler lines were orally inoculated with intestinal homogenate derived from MAS-affected chickens. Vacuolar… CONTINUE READING
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