News tagged with poultry

What is a heritage turkey?

Over 45 million turkeys are eaten by Americans each Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hunters provide some—last autumn, about 24,000 wild turkeys were harvested in Pennsylvania. ...

dateNov 20, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Breakthrough in coccidiosis research

Biological researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are a step closer to finding a new cost-effective vaccine for the intestinal disease, coccidiosis, which can have devastating effects on poultry ...

dateJul 28, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Breeding disease-resistant, heat-tolerant fowl for Africa

A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases—specifically the devastating Newcastle disease—has been launched under the leadership ...

dateOct 31, 2013 in Other
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Spicing up your fish fillets with science

The health benefits of consuming omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA are well established. The primary sources of these fatty acids in the human diet are through fish and seafood. Researchers ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Other
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