Feeding microbials to chickens leads to mysterious immune response | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science helps researchers further understand how microbials and probiotics affect poultry health.

 

Dr. Matt Koci, poultry scientist, examined the effects of direct feeding on chick growth, metabolism, and immune response. Probiotics are typically added to chicken feeds to improve health; but how they do so is poorly understood.

 

Read the paper: Journal of Animal Science 90(8):2639-2651, 2012

http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2011-4611