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Title: Immune response in broilers with necrotic enteritis and 'Ascaridia galkli'
Contributor(s): Ruhnke, Isabelle (author)orcid ; Andronicos, Nicholas (author)orcid ; Hunt, Peter (author); Hine, Brad C (author); Sharma, Nisha (author); Kheravii, Sarbast K (author); Wu, Shubiao (author)orcid ; Swick, Robert A (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: The Problem: Broilers suffer commonly from gastrointestinal infectious diseases, such as necrotic enteritis (NE). In free-range birds, parasitic infections are considered a re-emerging issue. In humans, helminth infections can modulate the immune system of the host, and can lead to reduced inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this study was to characterize immune responses of commercial broilers artificially infected with NE or the helminth 'Ascaridia galli' by comparing the responses to healthy control birds. How we investigated or researched the problem: Ninety-six one-day-old broiler chickens were subject of this study. After a period of 10 days, broilers were randomly assigned to one of the following treatment groups: control birds (n=32), 'A. galli' infected birds (n=32), or necrotic enteritis infected birds (NE; n=32). Immune responses of birds were monitored by evaluating changes in hematological parameters, acute phase protein products, and intraepithelial intestinal lymphocyte counts.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association (AVPA) Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia, 1st - 2nd June, 2016
Conference Details: Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association (AVPA) Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia, 1st - 2nd June, 2016
Source of Publication: Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association Proceedings, p. 31-31
Publisher: Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association
Place of Publication: Gold Coast, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070708 Veterinary Parasitology
070705 Veterinary Immunology
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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