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- Bettridge, Judy, et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Genetics, selection, evolution 2016 v.48 no.1 pp. 74
- Cestoda; Eimeria; Marek disease; antibody formation; biosecurity; body condition; body weight; chickens; disease resistance; ecotypes; fowl cholera; fowl typhoid; genetic correlation; genetic improvement; genetic variation; genome-wide association study; genomics; heritability; infectious bursal disease; loci; mortality; multigene family; parasites; parasitism; pathogens; production technology; selection methods; single nucleotide polymorphism; vaccination; variance; villages; viral antibodies; Ethiopia
- ... BACKGROUND: The majority of chickens in sub-Saharan Africa are indigenous ecotypes, well adapted to the local environment and raised in scavenging production systems. Although they are generally resilient to disease challenge, routine vaccination and biosecurity measures are rarely applied and infectious diseases remain a major cause of mortality and reduced productivity. Management and genetic im ...
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