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- Cahaner, A., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Poultry science 2009 v.88 no.9 pp. 1984-1990
- broiler chickens; heart rate; animal growth; blood gases; ascites; poultry diseases; hematocrit; hemoglobin; erythrocytes; chicks; genotype; genetic variation; arteries; breathing; oxygen; mortality; artificial selection; disease incidence
- ... Ascites syndrome (AS) is manifested in flocks of contemporary broilers that are allowed to fully manifest their genetic potential for rapid growth. After successful selection, a pair of divergent lines was established, AS-susceptible (AS-S) and AS-resistant (AS-R). These lines facilitate comparisons between genetically resistant and susceptible healthy young broilers when reared under standard bro ...