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- Bersi, T.K., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Poultry science 2003 v.82 no.12 pp. 1886-1897
- floors; basophils; lipopolysaccharides; Salmonella Typhimurium; blood platelets; broiler chickens; CD4-positive T-lymphocytes; lymphocyte count; endotoxins; heterophils; CD8-positive T-lymphocytes; eosinophils; immune response; mortality; litter (bedding); monocytes; inflammation; battery cages
- ... Commercial broilers are constantly exposed to airborne microorganisms and endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, LPS). It has been shown that microbial contamination of the air was higher in broiler houses using floor litter than in broiler houses using netting-type floors. The current study evaluated the effect of housing conditions on blood leukocyte profiles and tested the hypothesis that, when compare ...