The turkey, compared to the chicken, fails to mount an effective early immune response to Histomonas meleagridis in the gut.

@article{Powell2009TheTC,
  title={The turkey, compared to the chicken, fails to mount an effective early immune response to Histomonas meleagridis in the gut.},
  author={Fiona L Powell and Lisa Rothwell and M. Clarkson and Pete Kaiser},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={312-27}
}
Histomonosis is a disease of poultry caused by Histomonas meleagridis. Chickens usually recover while the mortality rate in turkeys is high. The immunological response of both species towards H. meleagridis was investigated. Parasites migrated in greater numbers to the turkey liver compared with that of chicken. Chicken mounted an effective caecal innate response, with increased expression of IL-1beta, CXCLi2 and IL-6 mRNA, resulting in control of parasite numbers. The turkey failed to mount… CONTINUE READING

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